Louisiana December 23, 2017
6 Unique State Facts Only Louisianians Can Brag About
We have a lot to be proud of here in Louisiana. Not only do we have picture perfect bayous, some of the best fishing opportunities, and countless outdoor adventures, but we also have some fun unique facts that only Louisianians can brag about. Here are some of our favorites.
1. We have the tallest state capitol building in the United States.
It’s 450 feet tall with 34 floors.
2. The first opera performed in America was in New Orleans.
In 1796, Sylvain by Andre Ernest was the first documented staging of an opera at a small theater on St. Peter Street that burned down in.a fire a few years later.
3. We have the longest bridge over water in the country.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway spans 24 miles and first opened in 1956. A second bridge was added in 1969. The Causeway did hold the title for longest bridge over water in the world for many years, but unfortunately lost that title a few years ago when a 26.4 mile long bridge was built over the Jiaozhou Bay in China.
4. We have the oldest structure in the country to be used as a bar.
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop was built between 1722 and 1732 and is a great spot to grab a drink while playing tourist in the quarter.
5. Our historic landmarks move around.
The St. Charles Street Car Line is the oldest street railway lines still in operation in the world. It’s been in operation since 1835.
6. We have the nation’s largest park dedicated to roses.
The Gardens of the American Rose over in Shreveport is a 118-acre garden filled with over 65 individual rose gardens and over 20,000 rosebushes.
How many of these fun facts did you know? Let us know in the comments below!