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    1. 1. LOUISIANA Iris Robinson Edu 653 Dr. Francis ∗
    2. 2. Louisiana was named for King Louis XIV of France. In 1682, the French explorer Sieur de La Salle sailed from the Ohio River to the mouth of the Mississippi River, and claimed the entire river valley for France. He named the territory La Louisiane ("Land of Louis"). It was named after King Louis XIV of France in 1682 by Robert de La Salle .
    3. 3. The Louisiana Purchase ∗ The United Stated purchase Louisiana territory from France in 1803. The Louisiana territory encompassed all or part of 13 present U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.
    4. 4. The original Louisiana territory is now divided between 13 states. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Arkansas Missouri Iowa Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska, parts of Minnesota that where west of the Mississippi River ∗ most of North Dakota ∗ nearly all of South Dakota ∗ Northeastern New Mexico ∗ Montana east of the Continental Divide ∗ Wyoming east of the Continental Divide ∗ Colorado east of the Continental Divide ∗ Louisiana west of the Mississippi River, including the city of New Orleans
    5. 5. Louisiana was 18th state accepted into the union. It was accepted on April 30, 1812.
    6. 6. Louisiana It is located in the southern region of theUnited States. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans.
    7. 7. ∗ Louisiana's official flag was adopted in 1912; one hundred years after Louisiana became a state. The flag has a blue background (symbolizing truth) with a white pelican mother feeding her three chicks in a nest (the pelican is an old symbol of protection - an old legend tells of a mother pelican tearing flesh from herself to feed her young; this pelican represents the state protecting the people and their land). The ribbon reads "Union, Justice, and Confidence."
    8. 8. Louisiana State flower: Magnolia
    9. 9. Louisiana State bird: ∗ The brown pelican was designated the state bird of Louisiana in 1966.
    10. 10. Parishes Louisiana has parishes and not counties because most of the laws are based on the Napoleonic Code and a heavy Catholic heritage. It's a hold over from when the French owned the south. The state of Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes.
    11. 11. Louisiana nicknames ∗ Pelican State – Because of the abundance of Brown Pelicans found along the coast of Louisiana ∗ Creole State – because of the people of Louisiana of French and Spanish descent and also to the culture they have preserved ∗ Sugar State – because it produces a large sugar cane crop
    12. 12. Louisiana nicknames ∗ Bayou State – because of the state's many waterways ∗ The Sportsman's Paradise – because of wildlife and the hunting, trapping and fishing resources of the state as well as other outdoor recreational and sporting activity within the state
    13. 13. Louisiana has the tallest capitol building in the United State that is located in Baton Rouge.
    14. 14. The Causeway which is located in Louisiana is the longest bridge over water.
    15. 15. The Superdome in New Orleans is the worlds largest steel-constructed building
    16. 16. The world famous "Mardi Gras" is celebrated in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras is an ancient custom that originated in southern Europe. It celebrates food and fun just before the 40 days of Lent: a Catholic time of prayer and sacrifice.
    17. 17. Louisiana is famous for: ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ The city of New Orleans Jazz Cajun Culture Mardi Gras Alligators Street musicians and dancing ∗ Hurricane Katrina ∗ Great food for example: a. Jambalaya b.Gumbo c. Po’boy sandwiches d.Pralines e. Beignets f. Oyster g. Strong Coffee
    18. 18. Things to remember about Louisiana ∗ Louisiana was name after King Louis XIV of France ∗ Louisiana was purchased from France in 1803 ∗ Louisiana became a state in April 30, 1812 ∗ Louisiana state flower is the Magnolia ∗ Louisiana profession football team is the New Orleans Saints ∗ Louisiana state bird is brown pelican ∗ Louisiana has the tallest state capitol ∗ Louisiana has the longest bridge over water ∗ Louisiana has the largest steel constructed building ∗ Louisiana has the world famous Mardi Gras celebration.
    19. 19. References ∗ http://www.netstate.com/states/intro/la_intro.htm ∗ https://www.google.com/#q=louisiana ∗ http://www.50states.com/facts/louis.htm