Featured Monuments

Margaret Gaffney Haughery was a successful business entrepreneur and noted philanthropist of nineteenth-century New Orleans.
Many monuments commemorate historic events or the lives of the men and women who shaped them.  Just as meaningful, however, are monuments to individuals who sacrificed life or limb in the otherwise routine performance of their jobs or daily activities.  This is the story of my encounter with the latter kind of monument.
George Washington (b. February 22, 1732 - d. December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military General, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.