50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Louisiana State You Should Know Story

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50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Louisiana State You Should Know Story

There are many interesting and fun facts about Louisiana state to learn, from history, culture...

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Lousiana Fun Facts

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Louisiana is world famous for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras has been celebrated since the middle ages in European countries as part of...

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Jazz came from New Orleans

No one can pinpoint precisely when jazz began, but they know it all started in...

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The French Quarter is the oldest and most famous place in New Orleans

Founded in 1718, the French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. Many historical...

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Louisiana has more alligators than any other state

While most people think of Florida as the alligator capital of the country, Louisiana outranks...

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Louisiana is famous for hot sauce

The original Louisiana hot sauce launched in 1928 has been a staple in Louisiana kitchens...

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You can get coffee and beignets 24 hours a day in New Orleans

The world-famous Café Du Monde has been a New Orleans staple since 1862. This historic...

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Bananas Foster was created in Louisiana

Another interesting fact about Louisiana food, Bananas Foster was born there! This classic dessert made...

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Louisiana has trees that are hundreds of years old

Bald Cypress Trees, which grow in the swamps of Louisiana, can be hundreds of years...

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Louisiana is home to Super Bowl Champions New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints football team was established in 1967. Their name was derived from...

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The world's first indoor movie theater was in New Orleans

Built in 1896, Vitascope Hall was the first indoor movie theater in the world. The...

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Famous author Anne Rice was from Louisiana

Famous for her novel series, The Vampire Chronicles, author Anne Rice was from New Orleans...

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Louisiana is a top strawberry producer in the US

Strawberries are a top commodity in Louisiana and have been since 1876. Louisiana is one...

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New Orleans is home to haunted bars

New Orleans is home to several bars that claim to be haunted, but none are...

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The first mixed cocktail was created in Louisiana

Legend has it that Antoine Amédé Peychaud created the first mixed cocktail, known as the...

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Louisiana is the only state outside of Nevada with legalized gambling

Most people don't think of Louisiana for casinos, but the state has over 130 of...

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Interesting Facts About Louisiana

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The tallest state capitol building in the country is in Louisiana

Towering over 450 feet, Louisiana has the tallest state capitol in the United States. The...

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Louisiana is the birthplace of Creole Cuisine

Louisiana is known for its vibrant culture and cuisine, notably Creole. Creole Cuisine is said...

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New Orleans was home to famed Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau

None of New Orleans' mystery and folklore is more widely discussed than Marie Laveau. Known...

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Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge over water in the world

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway spans 23 miles at its longest point and takes about 25...

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Louisiana was the 18th state added to the United States

While the United States had already acquired the area of Louisiana and some surrounding states...

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Louisiana is home to an ancient city, Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Believed to be over 3,400 years old, Poverty Point is a massive area of archaeological...

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The Whitney Plantation is the only former plantation with a sole focus on slavery

There are many former plantations across the south that gloss over or completely omit their...

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The Eastern Brown Pelican is the official state bird

The Eastern Brown Pelican can be found along almost all the waterways in Louisiana. These...

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The Magnolia is the Louisiana State Flower

Magnolia trees are found throughout Louisiana and are known for their beautiful and fragrant blooms...

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Louisiana has 23 National Wildlife Refuges

Louisiana has a diverse wildlife population, and over 1.6 million acres of land are protected...

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Cemeteries in New Orleans are above ground

The city of New Orleans sits on historical swamp lands and is below sea level...

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Louisiana is home to the National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans showcases exhibits and artifacts relating to the second...

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Louisiana has one of the highest natural gas reserves in the United States

Louisiana holds the 3rd place for the highest natural gas production in the US. Natural...

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Louisiana is a popular cruise destination

The port of New Orleans is one of the largest cruise ports in the US...

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Famous actor and musician Harry Connick Jr. is from Louisiana

Harry Connick Jr. was born and grew up in New Orleans and began playing instruments...

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Weird Facts About Louisiana

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New Orleans has modern-day "vampires"

While Louisiana has a long history of vampire legends and folklore, there is a "real-life...

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Louisiana is the only state in America to have parishes

One of the most unique state facts about Louisiana is its division of regions. While...

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The Saint Louis Cemetery draws over 100,000 visitors a year

Known as "the city of the dead'', the Saint Louis Cemetery in New Orleans is...

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New Orleans has a Museum of Death

Not for the faint of heart, the Museum of Death showcases macabre exhibits and artifacts...

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Louisiana is nicknamed the Pelican State

Louisiana is known for the brown pelicans that frequent the state's waterways and are the...

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Facts About Louisiana History

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Louisiana was named for French King Louis XIV

During French control of the area in the 1600s, the state was named Louisiana in...

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Louisiana Capital Baton Rouge was the only Revolution Battle outside of the colonies

On September 21st, 1779, the Battle of Baton Rouge took place at Fort New Richmond...

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The Louisiana Purchase ended France's control over the region

In 1803, the United States purchased the "territory of Louisiana", which encompassed modern-day Louisiana and...

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27 Civil War Battles took place in Louisiana

In 1861 Louisiana seceded from the union and became a confederate state. During the Civil...

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Louisiana was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005

One of the most painfully notable times in Louisiana facts and history was the landfall...

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Scary Facts About Louisiana

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The most haunted city in America is considered to be New Orleans

With many sites being hundreds of years old and many atrocities committed there, New Orleans...

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New Orleans has 15 haunted hotels

With New Orleans being known as the most haunted city, it's no surprise there are...

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The most haunted house in Louisiana is LaLaurie Mansion

One of the most horrifying in Louisiana history facts lies within LaLaurie Mansion. The Mansion...

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Myrtles Plantation is known as "One of America's Most Haunted Homes"

Myrtles Plantation has a sordid past and is a site of much paranormal speculation. In...

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Louisiana has the highest homicide rate in the United States

While Louisiana has many positive aspects, there are also some negatives. One of the most...

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Cool Facts About Louisiana

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Louisiana has an official State Dog

Named for the Catahoula Parish, the Catahoula Leopard Dog was proclaimed the Louisiana State Dog...

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Louisiana is home to Louis Armstrong Park

Jazz legend Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901. Armstrong later became a...

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Legendary Pianist Fats Domino was from Louisiana

Antoine Dominique Domino Jr., better known by his stage name, Fats Domino, was born in...

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Famous Jazz Musician Jelly Roll Morton was from Louisiana

Born in New Orleans as Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, Jelly Roll Morton was a famous jazz...

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Louisiana State University has many famous alumni

Louisiana State University has been a staple of education in the state since its establishment...

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Conclusion

In Summary

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