State Bird: Brown Pelican The Brown Pelican was adopted as the state bird in 1966. 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.
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
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.
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.
The State Seal The seal was adopted in 1902. 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.
Louisiana State Nickname: Pelican State The nickname for the state comes from the state bird, the pelican.
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. 1803 Louisiana is purchased from Napoleon I by the United States for $15,000,000 1764 The first four Acadian Families entered Louisiana.
Time Line Continued 1973 A team of doctors performs the first heart plant surgery. 1915 The name, “Jazz”, is given to music created in New Orleans. 1849 Baton Rouge becomes capital of Louisiana. 1987 Louisiana celebrates its 175 th birthday. 1983 Edwin Edwards becomes the first three term governor in Louisiana. 1975 The super Dome in New Orleans is completed, with a final cost of 163, 313, 315 for building and grounds.
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.
Historical Figure: Huey P. Long Lived from 1893-1935 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
Historical Figure: Louis Armstrong Lived from 1901-1971 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.
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
Famous Landmark: The Memorial Tower Built in 1923 Located in Pineville, LA 175 feet tall Memorial for Louisianans who died in WWI.
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
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: 2004- present (2009) First woman elected in the senate for Louisiana to serve a full term Democrat Served as senator: 1996- present (2009)
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.
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.
Agriculture Sugar Cane Sugar Cane was introduced into Louisiana in 1750. 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.
State Capitol: Baton Rouge Became the state capitol in 1846. The home of the LSU Tigers is in Baton Rouge.
Slidell Has population of 25, 695 Mayor: Ben Morris Located in St. Tammany Parish
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.
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
FLOWER: MAGNOLIA BIRD: BROWN PELICAN MOTTO: UNION, JUSTICE, CONFIDENCE SONG: YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE TREE: BALD CYPRESS POPULATION: 4, 410, 796 Louisiana Summary
REGION: SOUTHEASTERN UNION ENTRY DATE: APRIL 30, 1812 BOUNDARIES NORTH: ARKANSAS SOUTH: GULF OF MEXICO EAST: MISSISSIPPI WEST: TEXAS WILDLIFE: Louisiana Summary
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
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