This Day in History: April 30, 1812
Louisiana, The Pelican State, aka The Bayou State, The Creole State, The Sugar State
Louisiana has a rich, colorful background with a multicultural, multilingual heritage. The state has become a popular tourist destination with New Orleans being the major attraction, known particularly for its picturesque French Quarter and the annual Mardi Gras celebration, held since 1838.
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Louisiana’s state painting was a collaborative father-son effort. The painting titled "Louisiana" contains a representation for all symbols and commonly accepted icons of the state. The painting is dominated by the state colors of gold, white, and blue.
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