Monday, December 17, 2018

Bubbles & Hookers

Before the Mississippi Hustle, there was the Mississippi Bubble.....

However, this was not the only scheme John Law had for Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast:

In 1719, John Law decided to offer prisoners in Paris something they could not refuse. He offered them their freedom as long as they were willing to marry a prostitute and head off to Louisiana. Anyone who agreed to the bargain were shackled together until they boarded a ship to sail to the Gulf Coast. John Law went as far as to raid hospitals for drunks and disorderly soldiers, find prostitutes and the black sheeps of society, paupers and just about anyone who wouldn’t put up a fuss, and they were then forcibly taken to the docks to be shipped off to the colony. Those who came willingly were offered land and provisions. Rest of article.


Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA that explains a lot. Thanks, KF

Anonymous said...

Now you know the rest of the story of where the LA/MS democrats came from.

Anonymous said...

Damn, no wonder south MS and LA are so f'ed up!

Anonymous said...

Our own little Australia.... lol

Anonymous said...

So much evidence of intellectual capacity and moral superiority on display for the first four posters, and it was only at the expense of being both geographically and directionally challenged as evidenced by not realizing that New Orleans is WEST of Biloxi. But we thank you for playing.


Anonymous said...

Coast trash

Anonymous said...

Having lived on the coast for 6 years before coming back to the Jackson area, I can assure you that the "coast trash" would prefer that those from the part of MS north of I-10 would stay there to not screw up the great lifestyle.that they have. I wish I was back there amongst them!

Plain ol' Catfish said...

Two things

1st - I agree with 8:16pm - the coast is nice. They have the best restaurants in the state down there. It's a different world down there.

2nd - I thought Biloxi & Gulfport considered as "Northwest Florida" during that time frame?

Pierre Le Moyne said...

Biloxi est perdu.

Anonymous said...

all but 2 of the above comments prove how clueless people are about history. all you rednecks please be advised that history did not begin with the invention of the extended cab pickup and the yeti cooler.

Louis LeFleur said...

Gee, wonder why they didn't include this in my 9th grade Mississippi history class in 1969? I knew someone who said they traced their family history back to the Georgia coast about the time Oglethorpe started his debtors colony. This story isn't much different.

Ponce De Leon said...

@6:19- nothing shows a sense of moral superiority like the pot calling the kettle black. I see no mention in the 4 comments you condemn with any geographical directions yet you want to point out that you know which direction NOLA is... if that isn’t false “intellectual superiority” I don’t know what is... lol

Anonymous said...

@8:23AM - Get real! You don't have a clue. History started with the invention of the "Salt Life" decals!

Anonymous said...

Lot more to this than just what the article referenced. I believe earlier on there were several boat loads of jailed hookers and some orphans rounded up and shipped to what is now biloxi.

There were too many men and not enough women, to go around. France wanted to keep the investment viable. Most of the women were married off to the settlers right away.

At the same time France also sent women to Canada. There are a number of books written on it. Many of the descendants want to conjure some story about virgins from a nunnery. Wishful thinking.

As for all the high and mighty from the upper 79 counties throwing around "coast trash". Hookers and thieves might be considered blue blood to you, when you start title searching your family lines. Be very careful of the glass houses.

Those coastonians see all the NON Harrison county license plates in the casino parking lots.

Anonymous said...

I think there's a new word to explain how Trump won the South: Prosticollusion

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