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We can not escape history...Abraham Lincoln
December 1, 1862
The smallest parish in Louisiana
West Baton Rouge Parish.

The largest parish
Plaquemines Parish.

Mardi Gras Parades
rolled through the French Quarter until 1973.

During the War Between the States,
New Orleans was taken without a shot just one
year into the war.

Louisiana Purchase
was the vision of one of our greatest Americans,
Thomas Jefferson

Louisiana became
18th state in the Union
April 30, 1812

The first Sugar Bowl Game
was January 1, 1935
Tulane defeated Temple
20 to 14

the first school in Louisiana
The Ursuline Convent for girls
New Orleans
Established 1727
classes were
Reading, Writing, Needlework and Catechism

The first Acadians  
(4 families)
to arrive in Louisiana
came from New York
April 6, 1764

The word news in an acronym for the 4 compass
points...north, east, west, and south

In ancient times, it was considered a sign of
leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially
for Ronald Reagan.

Oak trees are struck by lightening more than any
other tree.

There are no penguins at the North Pole.

The filming of the movie "Titanic" cost more than
the Titanic itself.