Louisiana: Fun Facts

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⚜️ “You Are My Sunshine” is one of the two official state songs

⚜️ Tabasco sauce comes from Avery Island

⚜️ Atchafalaya Basin is the world’s largest freshwater river basin

⚜️ Louisiana is the only state in the United States that has parishes instead of counties

⚜️ “Bayou” is French for “slow moving river”

⚜️ Baton Rouge has the tallest capital building in the United States

⚜️ The state law still refers to the Napoleonic Code

⚜️ Biting a person with one’s natural teeth is a “simple assault.” Biting a person with one’s false teeth is an “aggravated assault”

⚜️ The colours of Mardi Gras are: purple (justice), gold (power) and green (faith)

⚜️ The Gardens of American Rose Center in Shreveport is the largest park dedicated to roses in America

⚜️ The 1803 Louisiana Purchase by the U.S. from France cost $15 million. Thirteen states were carved out of its territory that stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border

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