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New Orleans Bookfair 2012

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The New Orleans Bookfair and Media Expo 2012 will be located in a new venue this year.  Instead of being primarily a street fair, the event is more structured and will be held indoors at 725 Magazine Street in the Warehouse District, on Saturday November 17th, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.    The beautiful poster for this year is by artist Harriet Burbeck.   Enjoy the day!

Posted by Susanna Powers

Veterans Day 2012

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Clifford H. Stem (1893-1963), an engineer and businessman, was also a veteran of two wars.   Born in New Orleans, he attended Boys' High School and Tulane University.   Soon after graduating, and during his first month on a telephone company job, he was involved in assessment and repair work after the major hurricane which hit Pass Christian, Miss., in September 1915.  He briefly worked in New Orleans city government as an engineer in the Dept. of Public Property.  Clifford Stem served overseas and stateside in World War I as a captain and later entered the United States Engineering Reserve Corps.   He also served during World War II, and afterwards retired from the Army as a full colonel.   At home, he was a tractor dealer, and proprietor of the New Orleans Equipment Co. until around 1960. Col. Stem was a lifelong participant in the Mardi Gras festivities and was named King of Les Marionnettes in 1933. He was married to Nellie Williams Stem, and lived prosperously to the age of …