Happy birthday, Louisiana!
April 30th, 1812 was the admission of Louisiana into the Union. Before Louisiana became the 18th state, it was part of the Territory of Orleans.
The Louisiana state flag displays the the state bird, the Eastern Brown Pelican, from the state’s seal on a blue background. The flag also includes Louisiana’s motto, “Union, Justice & Confidence,” on the flag beneath the pelican. The flag originated from an 1800 design, but was officially adopted by the state in 1912.
Today, Louisiana is the 25th most populous and the 31st most extensive state of the 50 states. Its capital is Baton Rouge and its largest city is the famous New Orleans. Not that “The Big Easy” needs another reason to celebrate, but it should be exciting night in the city often referred to as the “most unique” city in the United States.
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