The Wild West At The Time Of Rex

Carnival’s Formative Years Were Also Pivotal for the American West. The History of Each Revealed Something About the Other

  Feb. 13, 1872 – New Orleans For George Armstrong Custer the occasion of the first Rex parade on Feb. 13 (the same date as this year’s Mardi Gras), 1872 was one of the few marches in his life in which he was a spectator and not a participant. Custer, whose memory was not far

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