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10 Historical Facts About Louisiana You Probably Didn’t Know

Louisiana has a truly colorful and captivating history—and I know a lot of people in this state truly treasure it. Yet, there are still some facts that may surprise you. Here are 10 amazing historical facts that surprised me about the Pelican State. See how many you already knew!

How many of these facts were you already familiar with and which ones were new? Let us know in the comments below! And of course please add your favorite Louisiana state facts. I want to see how many surprising ones you guys can come up with!

Kezia Kamenetz
Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting