Mardi Gras Walking Clubs | My New Orleans

The Jefferson City Buzzards, founded in 1890, make their way down St. Charles Avenue. Pete Fountain leads his Half-Fast Walking Club in 1966, top. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY MARILYN NONEMACHER
It’s the neglected part of Mardi Gras,” Marilyn Nonenmacher insists, “but it’s wonderful!” Nonenmacher is talking about the clubs that walk a route on Mardi Gras Day.

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