ANYONE FROM LOUISIANA ?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by cajunlizz, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I am born and raised in South Louisiana ( Lafayette )

    Here is a little history lesson about the state Of Louisiana :


    FYI: not a joke & not religious. Just interesting stuff about our
    state.


    A Little Louisiana history lesson


    If Hurricane Katrina causing the levees to break in New Orleans is the
    only thing you know about Louisiana, here are a few more interesting
    facts about the Bayou State :

    *Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the nation at 450
    feet.

    * The Louisiana SuperDome in New Orleans is the largest enclosed stadium
    in the world.

    * The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest over-water bridge in
    the world at 23.87 miles.

    * Louisiana's 6.5 million acres of wetlands are the greatest wetland
    area in America.

    * The oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase Territory is Natchitoches,
    Louisiana founded in 1714.

    * The first bottler of Coca-Cola, Joseph Bie Denharn, lived in Monroe,
    Louisiana and was one of the
    founders of Delta Air Lines, initially called Delta Air Service.

    * Delta Airlines got its start in Monroe, Louisiana when Parish Agent,
    C.E. Woolman, decided to try dusting the Boll Weevil that was destroying
    the cotton crops in the Mississippi River Delta from an airplane. It was
    the first crop dusting service in the world.

    * Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the largest
    predominantly black university in America

    * Baton Rouge was the site of the only American Revolution battle
    outside the original 13 colonies.

    *The formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase was made at the Cabildo
    building in New Orleans on December 20, 1803.

    * The staircase at Chritien Point, in Sunset, Louisiana was copied for
    Tara in "Gone with the Wind."

    * Louisiana is the No. 1 producer of crawfish, alligators and shallots
    in America .

    * Louisiana produces 24 percent of the nation's salt, the most in America.

    * Much of the world's food, coffee and oil pass through the Port of New
    Orleans ..

    * Tabasco, a Louisiana product, holds the second oldest food trademark
    in the U.S. Patent Office.

    * Steen's Syrup Mill in Abbeville, Louisiana is the world's largest
    syrup plant producing sugar cane syrup.

    * America's oldest rice mill is in New Iberia, Louisiana at KONRIKO Co

    * The International Joke Telling Contest is held annually in Opelousas,
    Louisiana.

    * LSU (The Ole War Skule) in Baton Rouge has the distinction of
    contributing the most officers to WW II after the U.S. Military academies.

    * The Louisiana Hayride radio show helped Hank Williams, Elvis Presley
    and Johnny Cash achieve stardom. It was broadcast from KWKH Radio in
    Shreveport, Louisiana from 1948 to 1960.

    * The term Uncle Sam was coined on the wharfs of New Orleans before
    Louisiana was a U.S. Territory as goods labeled U.S. Were from "Uncle Sam."

    * The game of craps was invented in New Orleans in 1813 as betting was a
    common activity on the wharves.

    * When states had their own currency, the Louisiana Dix (French for ten)
    was a favored currency for trade. English speakers called them Dixies
    and coined the term Dixieland.

    * New Orleans is the home of the oldest pharmacy in America at 514
    Chartres Street in the French Quarter. These early medical mixtures
    became known as cocktails (guess they were good for what ails ya?),
    Coining yet another term.

    * New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz, the only true American art
    form. Jazz gave birth to the Blues and Rock and Roll music.

    Viva La Louisiane!!!
     
  2. nicoe

    nicoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow !!! lots of info on la. my son's father is from la. we have visited many times! i love it there and the food! I may move there one day...!
     
  3. wgcrochet

    wgcrochet Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW!!! I HVE LIVED HERE ALL OF MY THIRTY YEARS AND DID NOT KNOW ALL OF THIS STUFF THANKS FOR THE INFO:D
     
  4. andythib83

    andythib83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im from Louisiana, too. I caught my chicken Sunday at the Church Point Mardi Gras Parade.
     
  5. sector1

    sector1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Shreveport here Home of fort "Humbug" the fort with logs painted as cannons during the civil war.
     
  6. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm out in Dry Creek!
     
  7. shandebrew

    shandebrew New Egg

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    I'm from Marthaville
     
  8. Chickenteacher

    Chickenteacher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patterson, Louisiana
    Patterson! Just southeast of Lafayette! [​IMG] LBS
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I'm originally from Gueydan, but my mom and dad live in Broussard now. I moved home for a short while in 2006 and lived in Kaplan.I may live in Texas, but I'm still 100% pure Cajun at heart.


    And just a little side note.... Chretien Point is haunted. I've filmed many a wedding there and still get creeped out. Supposedly there is a woman that still walks the grounds of the plantation, and the smell of cigar smoke is evident when she is around.... I'm getting chills. I've been in that place after dark!
     
  10. BUMPKIN

    BUMPKIN Out Of The Brooder

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    wgcrochet,
    I see that you are from se LA. Where are you from? I'm between Bogalusa and Covington. We may be neighbors and don't know it. [​IMG]
     

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