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Louisiana 18th state to enter union
Fun & Interesting Facts About Louisiana:
Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV.
Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.
It is a simple assualt to bite someone with your natural teeth in Lousiana, but biting with false teeth is viewed as an aggravated assault.
bayou: \BUY-you\ n. a French name for slow-moving "river"
In 1803 the United States paid France $15 million for the Louisiana
Territory. 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River.
The lands acquired stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky
Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. Thirteen
states were carved from the Louisiana Territory. The Louisiana Purchase
nearly doubled the size of the United States.
The 1st successful manned ballon launch in the United States happened in Baltimore on June 24,1784, by 13-year old Edward Warren.
Maryland is a prominent producer and processor of seafood and a national
leader in the production of blue crabs and soft clams.
Sixteen of Maryland's 23 counties are bordered by tidal water. Including islands the total shoreline length is 4,431 miles.
Clara Barton National Historic Site commemorates the life of Clara
Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. The house in Glen Echo served
as her home and headquarters for the American Red Cross and a warehouse
for disaster relief supplies.