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Title: Louisiana Symbols


1
Louisiana Symbols
2
Origin of Name
  • Who named La?
  • LaSalle
  • (in honor of King Louis XIV-
  • Land of Louis)

3
State Nicknames
  • Pelican State
  • Sportsmans Paradise
  • Bayou State

4
State Seal
  • Mom pelican feeding babiessays the state motto

5
State Flag
  • Blue, Gold, Whitemom pelican feeding babiessays
    state motto

6
Parishes
  • Name of governmental units within the state (like
    counties)?

7
Number of Parishes in La.
64
8
Date that La. became a state
  • April 30, 1812

9
State Number
  • 18

10
Governor of La.
  • Bobby Jindal (R)
  • Governor Bobby Jindal State of Louisiana

11
Highest Point in La.
  • Driskill Mountain
  • 535 feet

12
Lowest point in La.
  • New Orleans (8 feet below sea level)

13
Largest River in La.
  • Mississippi River

14
Largest City in La.
  • New Orleans

15
State Colors
  • Blue
  • White
  • Gold

16
State Motto
  • Union, Justice, Confidence

17
State Song 1
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • By Jimmy Davis

You Are My SunshineMy only sunshine. You make
me happy When skies are grey. You'll never
know, dear, How much I love you. Please don't
take my sunshine away
18
State Song 2
  • Give Me Louisiana

Give me Louisiana, The State where I was born
The State of snowy cotton, The best I've ever
known A State of sweet magnolias, And Creole
melodies. Oh give me Louisiana, The State where
I was born Oh what sweet old mem'ries The mossy
old oaks bring. It brings us the story of our
Evangeline. A State of old tradition, of old
plantation days Makes good ole Louisiana The
sweetest of all States.
19
State Capital
  • Baton Rouge

20
State Bird
  • BROWN PELICAN

21
Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • State Dog

22
State Drink
  • Milk

23
  • State Flower

24
State Wildflower
25
STATE TREE
  • Bald Cypress

26
State Fossil
Petrified Palmwood
27
Agate
  • STATE GEMSTONE

28
State Insect
  • Honeybee

29
State Reptile
30
State Crustacean
31
White Perch
  • State Freshwater Fish

32
State Mammal
  • BLACK BEAR

33
State Musical Instrument
  • Accordion

34
  • New Orleans Saints

35
State Fruit
36
State Amphibian
  • Green Tree Frog

37
Area of the State
  • 49,651
  • square miles

38
Most Famous Festival
39
First American Governor of La.
  • William C.C. Claiborne

40
5 Countries who have owned La.
  • -France
  • -Spain
  • -England
  • -Confederate States of America
  • -United States

41
State Pledge of Allegiance
  • See pg. 545
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