By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (August 4, 2020) – In Issue 42 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps feature we head into the French Quarter to hear the sounds of Jazz

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What a Wonderful World. 

Happy Birthday, Louis Armstrong!   He was born in, where else, New Orleans in 1901.

He was a trumpeter, composer, actor and a highly influential figure in jazz. Almost everyone recognizes his nickname “Satchmo”, but in the world of Jazz musicians, Louis Armstrong was fondly and respectfully known as “Pops”! 

Here are some of his hits: What a Wonderful World; Mack the Knife; When the Saints Go Marching in; Hello, Dolly.  Can you name others?

This 1942 whimsical pictorial map of New Orleans’ French Quarter is by Myra Z Barnes.  If you are in the Big Easy, be sure to visit Louis Armstrong Park located just northwest of the Quarter.

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Click here to visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.

French Quarter, New Orleans – 1942 (Credit Steve Kovacs)