Date of Entry:
April 30, 1812
|Map of USA. Louisiana outlined in dark ink, shaded &|
with name written on it.
|A close-up of Louisiana & its neighbors.|
Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas
Sabine River/Lake, Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico
50,000 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, Lafayette
Famous Geographical Point:
The Pelican State. The brown pelican is the state bird. Presumably they have a lot of them.
Louis Armstrong, influential jazz musician, composer & singer
Book Set In/About:
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
During the late 19th century, a young woman with increasingly feminist views struggles against the constraints of her time/place.
Movie Set In/About:
"A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951), directed by Elia Kazan
Down on her luck and mentally unbalanced, Blanche Dubois (Vivien Leigh) goes to live with her sister Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter) and her brother-in-law Stanley (Marlon Brando). Tension ensues and Brando lights up the screen.
Headline of the Day:
"Poll: Louisiana Residents Largely Support Criminal Justice Reform Proposals" in The Advocate.