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The Krewe of NOR, the first Carnival parading Krewe for children, was formed in 1933-1934 by a group of men from the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the New Orleans Association of Commerce. NOR's "members" were the public and parochial school children of New Orleans (in the segregated New Orleans of the time, this meant the white school children only), along with Boy and Girl Scout troops and school bands. The krewe's adult committee members supplied each school with funds to build a float and the schools provided float riders with costumes sewn by the students of F.T. Nichols -- later L.E. Rabouin -- Technical School or by the mothers of students in the various schools. The court of NOR was chosen by a public drawing held at City Hall.
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