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Joe Cain's house to receive historical marker

(image: WPMI) The Cain house, located on Augusta street, predates 1868, when the former city clerk took his famous ride with the Lost Cause Minstrels.

A crowd funding effort was established online to raise money to install a marker at the home of the Mardi Gras icon.

That effort has surpassed its goal of $2,290.

The Cain house, located on Augusta street, predates 1868, when the former city clerk took his famous ride with the Lost Cause Minstrels.

Cain and his crew are credited with reviving Mardi Gras after the Civil War.

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