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DINE and Destinations - - ON THE COVER -

“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

It 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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