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Throughout the country, state parks, historic sites, museums, and similar institutions are struggling to continue operating. Because of general financial problems, many of these institutions are operating on a reduced schedule or in danger of closing. Some are being forced to sell off artifacts and property. Many will not weather these hard times without your help.
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Places PagesThese pages are a collection of words and pictures of places on Earth, occasionally places that no longer exist. This site is not just a collection of photos, but also information about the places. These pages sometimes include drawings, maps, directions, and hours, all to help you find places to visit and inform you of why these places may be of historical significance. Because these photograph are used for reference for design work, they often include details.
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Road Trips is a collection of travel articles.
Louisiana was named by Robert de LaSalle for Louis XIV, King of France, sometimes called the "Sun King." Nicknamed the
Pelican State after the Louisiana Brown Pelican. |
Admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812, it is the 18th state.
The Spanish provisional government in 1669 set up church units and 11 administrative districts. It was decided that the districts were too big and the parishes just right, so today Louisiana has 64 parishes where most states would have counties.
Flags to fly over Louisiana (in order, some more than once and different designs):
Spain, France, England, American, Republic of West Florida (over part of the state), Louisiana (temporarily an independent nation), Confederate States of America, Louisiana State.
State Senators: 39
State House of Representatives: 105
Legislature meets: 60 days per year.
Even number years: 30 day fiscal session.
State colors are gold, white, and blue.|
State motto is "Union, Justice, Confidence."
State Fossil is Petrified Palmwood.
State Gemstone is Agate.
State Drink is Milk.
State Songs are: Give Me Louisiana and You Are My Sunshine. The latter was co-written by Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis.
State Dog is Catahoula Leopard Dog.|
State Tree is Bald Cypress.
State Crustacean is Crawfish.
State Flower is Magnolia.
State Wildflower is Louisiana Iris.
State Fruit is Strawberry.
State Insect is American Honey Bee.
State Mammal is Louisiana Black Bear.
State Reptile is Alligator.
East Baton Rouge|
|Note:This is not the official site for any of the places shown in Places Earth. Places Earth is not responsible for accuracy of the information. Hours of operations, prices, exhibits, and sometimes locations are subject to change without notice.|
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