Prepare to Explore Louisiana

In tribute to French King Louis XIV, French explorer Sieur de La Salle in 1682 named what is now known as the State of Louisiana. The French influence on this colorful state is still apparent today – witness the name of its capital city, Baton Rouge.

At, we plan to explore the people of this great state and bring you their interesting stories. Louisiana bills itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise,” but the state and its people have even more to offer visitors. The people of this state do things according to their own rules. Perhaps that helps explain why the state did not adopt an official flag until 100 years after it joined the Union.

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