Knights of Sparta 2017 charges through Uptown: See photos

The Knights of Sparta rolled through the streets of Uptown on Saturday (Feb. 18).

The Knights of Sparta originated as a bal masque organization in 1951, staging elaborate tableaus for many years at the Municipal Auditorium. In 1981, the Knights began parading in Orleans Parish.

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