Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What year did the World's Fair most recently come to New Orleans?||Louisiana
|The city of Baton Rouge is home to what historically black college, that is the largest of its kind in the United States?||Louisiana
|What French settlers founded the city of New Orleans?||Louisiana
|Cajun people fled to Louisiana from where?||Louisiana
Canada. The Acadians were driven from their home in Canada to settle along the bayous of Louisiana. They were primarily trappers and fisherman, making South Louisiana a perfect fit for their way of life.
|What is the name of the Louisiana plantation home considered to be America's most haunted house?||Louisiana
The Myrtles. There have been several ghost sightings at this old house. The most famous is that of Chloe, a former slave who was having an affair with her master. She was caught eavesdropping on a conversation and had her ear chopped off. In retaliation, she poisoned her Masters' three children, and was subsequently hung from a tree at the house. Hers is one of ten murders that have occured at the house over the years.
|What building, located in New Orleans, is the oldest apartment building in the United States?||Louisiana
Pontabla. This building is located in Jackson Square, right next to one of the oldest Cathedrals in the US, St Louis Cathedral.
|What future American President commanded American troops at The Battle of New Orleans?||Louisiana
Andrew Jackson. Jackson had help from the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte in defeating the British. The battle actually occured after the War of 1812 was already over. No telephones in those days.
Rural and Protestant. North Louisiana, consisting of cities like Shreveport and Monroe, mirrors other Southern States in culture and heritage. The Southern part of Louisiana, New Orleans, Lafayette etc. is a unique blend of many races and nationalities, including Cajuns, and Creole.
|What year did the Louisiana Purchase take place?||Louisiana
1803. In December 1803 France turned Louisiana over to the USA. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States.
agate. Sapphires, rubies, and garnets are gems but they are also birthstones.
white perch. Louisiana is famous for her catfish but the white perch is the state freshwater fish.
bald cypress. Louisiana does have many oak and pine trees but no redwood trees.
diatonic accordion. Commonly known as the 'cajun' accordion.
honeybee . The state insect is the honeybee. They make the best honey, if you can heat the honey right.
Catahoula Leopard dog. The dalmatian, black lab, and collie are not part of Louisiana's symbols.
magnolia. Louisiana's state flower is the magnolia and Mississippi is known as the Magnolia State.
milk. Milk became the state drink in 1983.
crawfish . Louisiana is popular for crawfish when it is in season. Everybody enjoys the hot, boiled crawfish once a year.
blue, white, and gold. Red, white, and blue are the colors of the United States' flag.
brown pelican. The state bird is the brown pelican. You may find white or grayish pelicans but the brown pelican is the symbol of Louisiana.
american alligator . Because Louisiana is a swampy state, there are many alligators in the swamps of Louisiana.
Louisiana iris. The bald cypress is the state tree, and magnolia is the state flower. As for daisy, it has nothing to do with Louisiana.
3. The three main land regions are: the East Gulf Coastal Plain, the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, and the West Gulf Coastal Plain.
1803. Louisiana was sold by Napoleon to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. But Louisiana did not become a state until 1812.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The Huey Long Bridge was the first bridge across the mighty Mississippi River. The Chess Richardson Bridge is located in Fanklinton, LA. And I don't think there a bridge named Mississippi River in Louisiana.
Andrew Jackson. There is a statue of Andrew Jackson in New Orleans but he was not originally from Louisiana. He was leader during the battle at New Orleans in 1815.
Sugar Bowl . The Sugar Bowl is played each year on New Year's Day at the Superdome in New Orleans.
4. The state nicknames are Sugar State, Creole State, Pelican State, and Bayou State.