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 Post subject: Elmwood, Little Farms, River Ridge
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Hoping some of you fellow old-timers can help me out...

Were Elmwood, Little Farms, or River Ridge ever considered to be parts of Metairie?

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 Post subject: Re: Elmwood, Little Farms, River Ridge
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Elmwood, I think yes, but not close to the river; that was Jeffferson.

Little Fawms, nope.

River Ridge, they was no River Ridge; it was all Little Fawms.

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 Post subject: Re: Elmwood, Little Farms, River Ridge
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I would suggest looking through Monsignor Bezou's book, "Metairie, A Tongue of Land to Pasture". I have read it several times, but can't remember what it said about Metairie's history of its boundaries. Offhand, I'd say it has always gone to Kennah, brah! (I just luvs to say dat)


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Monsignor Bezou's book is one of my major sources of reference. But he painted Metairie in very broad strokes. His history of Metairie reads more like a history of Jefferson Parish on the East Bank of the river and includes places south of Airline Highway/Drive (such as River Ridge, Harahan, Little Farms, Harlem, Shrewsbury, and what we now call Jefferson). The current southern boundary of Metairie is Airline Drive. I'm trying to determine if most people now living ever did, or still do, consider any of those areas a part of Metairie -- even though, in the old days they were all lumped together.

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I grew up in River Ridge and my birth certificate states "New Orleans 23 (Rural)", in Jefferson Parish (this is before it actually had a name. River Ridge was considered unincorporated New Orleans, never a part of Metairie.


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I think when I went to work for the petrochem guys we were in 70123, an unincorporated area of Jefferson Parish.


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