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1 My State Notebook Louisiana

2 Scenery From Our State

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9 Political Map A political map shows the different territories, boundries, and capitals of a region.

10 Physical Map A physical map shows specific cities, rivers, lakes, and oceans. This map has more detail than a political map.

11 Magnolia: The State Flower  Became the state flower in 1900  Have 6-12 petals  Have a lemony fragrance  Grows on a tree  Is also the Mississippi State Flower

12 State Motto Union, Justice, and Confidence

13 State Bird: Brown Pelican  The Brown Pelican was adopted as the state bird in  Found along ocean shores  It is the only dark pelican.  The Brown Pelican is the only type of pelican that plunges down into the water to catch it’s food.

14 State Song: You Are My Sunshine Lyrics You Are My Sunshine My only sunshine. You make me happy When skies are grey. You'll never know, dear, How much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away The other nite, dear, As I lay sleeping I dreamed I held you in my arms. When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken And I hung my head and cried. You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. You make me happy When skies are grey. You'll never know, dear, How much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away.  Adopted in 1977 as state song  Written by a Louisiana governor (Jimmie Davis)  Adopted as the second state song

15 State Tree: Bald Cypress  Adopted the state tree in 1963  Grows along rivers, streams, and creeks  Grows in swamps with slow moving water  This tree can live up to 600 years  It is a very important part of the ecosystem.

16 The State Flag  It was adopted in 1912  The flag contains the state moto on a the banner  The state bird, (the brown pelican) is the icon on the flag.

17 The State Seal  The seal was adopted in  The state seal is found on every official document produced by the state of Louisiana.  The seal also contains the state motto and state bird.

18 Louisiana State Nickname: Pelican State The nickname for the state comes from the state bird, the pelican.

19 A Time Line of Louisiana’s History 1751 Sugar cane is first introduced into Louisiana 1723 New Orleans becomes the capital of Louisiana 1519 Alvarez de Pineda discovers mouth of the Mississippi 1812 Louisiana is admitted to the Union Louisiana is purchased from Napoleon I by the United States for $15,000, The first four Acadian Families entered Louisiana.

20 Time Line Continued 1973 A team of doctors performs the first heart plant surgery The name, “Jazz”, is given to music created in New Orleans Baton Rouge becomes capital of Louisiana Louisiana celebrates its 175 th birthday Edwin Edwards becomes the first three term governor in Louisiana The super Dome in New Orleans is completed, with a final cost of 163, 313, 315 for building and grounds.

21 Early Settlement in Louisiana The mouth of the Mississippi River was very important in early settlement in Louisiana. In 1862, LaSalle reached the mouth of the Mississippi and later named the land Louisiana. The mouth of the Mississippi is very important to our state now because is provides transportation for goods that can’t be airlifted or brought in by car.

22 Historical Figure: Huey P. Long  Lived from  Became a lawyer at the age of 21  Member of the democratic party  Became governor of Louisiana in 1928  Built new roads for Louisiana  Built schools within walking distance

23 Historical Figure: Louis Armstrong  Lived from  Famous Jazz Musician  He was one of the most talented musicians in Louisiana during his time.  He had a great impact on music in Louisiana.

24 Famous Landmark: Kisatchie National Forest  Only national forest in the Pelican State  Spreads across seven parishes in LA  Hidden in the bayous, underneath the Bald Cypress groves  Found in northern Louisniana

25 Famous Landmark: The Memorial Tower  Built in 1923  Located in Pineville, LA  175 feet tall  Memorial for Louisianans who died in WWI.

26 Governor: Bobby Jindal  Born in Baton Rouge, LA in 1971  Elected governor of Louisiana in 2007  Played a major role before elected governor in the Katrina recovery  Youngest governor to serve Louisiana

27 State Senators: Mary Landrieu & David Vitter  Serves on the Committees on Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Development; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Environment and Public Works; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship  Republican  Served as senator: present (2009)  First woman elected in the senate for Louisiana to serve a full term  Democrat  Served as senator: present (2009)

28 State Representative A.G. Crowe

29 I live in the Southeastern region. My state was the 18 th state to enter the union. Today my state has a population of 4,410,796 people.

30 Louisiana Oil and Gas Industry The oil and gas industry is one of the leading industries in Louisiana. The first oil well was discovered in 1901 in the Jennings Field. This industry brings in 65 billion dollars into the state.

31 Agriculture Sugar Cane  Sugar Cane was introduced into Louisiana in  It is grown in 25 parishes across Louisiana.  Sugar can is the largest agricultural industry in Louisiana.  Sugar cane is the largest income generator within all of Louisiana agriculture.

32 State Capitol: Baton Rouge  Became the state capitol in  The home of the LSU Tigers is in Baton Rouge.

33 Slidell  Has population of 25, 695  Mayor: Ben Morris  Located in St. Tammany Parish

34 St. Tammany Parish  Located in Southern Louisiana.  There are 64 parishes in Louisiana.  Covers 1124 square miles  The capitol of our state is located in East Baton Rouge Parish.

35 Animals found in Louisiana Louisiana Black Bear Catahoula Leopard Dog Alligator Green Tree Frog Honey Bee White Perch Spotted Sea Trout Crawfish Nutria Snakes Opposums Rats Bats Brown Pelican Turtles

36 FLOWER: MAGNOLIA BIRD: BROWN PELICAN MOTTO: UNION, JUSTICE, CONFIDENCE SONG: YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE TREE: BALD CYPRESS POPULATION: 4, 410, 796 Louisiana Summary

37 REGION: SOUTHEASTERN UNION ENTRY DATE: APRIL 30, 1812 BOUNDARIES NORTH: ARKANSAS SOUTH: GULF OF MEXICO EAST: MISSISSIPPI WEST: TEXAS WILDLIFE: Louisiana Summary

38 FLAG COLORS: BLUE, WHITE, AND GOLD SYMBOL: CONTAINS THE STATE MOTTO INTERESTING FACTS: MAIN CROP: SUGAR CANE CLIMATE: HOT AND HUMID MOST OF THE TIME ATHLETIC TEAMS: LSU TIGERS & NEW ORLEANS HORNETS Louisiana Summary

39 VACATION SPOTS: FAMOUS LANDMARKS: MEMORIAL TOWER KISATCHIE NATIONAL FOREST GOVERNOR: BOBBY JINDAL SENATORS: MARY LANDREU AND DAVID VITTER MY REPRESENTATIVE: A.G. CROWE INDUSTRY: OIL AND GAS CITIES: SLIDELL, MANDEVILLE, BATON ROUGE, NEW ORLEANS, COVINGTON Louisiana Summary


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