NO SIMPLE LIFE ALLOWED TAFT IN NEW ORLEANS
Nov 1, 1909
President Kept on the Go All During the Sabbath Day. OLD FRENCH QUARTER INSPECTED BY TAFT He Also Attended Sacred Concert
on the Tulane Campus.
Howard Taft visited New Orleans before he became president. In 1909, President Taft returned to the
city. The Times-Democrat reported that, on the first occasion "...Taft didn't know very much about Creole dishes
and their peculiar capacity for putting curlicues and crimps in the digestive apparatus". He asked not to be served Creole
food during his 1909 visit.
Jackson Barracks -- President William
Howard Taft, stopped by in 1909 for a luncheon hosted by the post commander and the Louisiana Historical Society.