*Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the nation at 450 feet.
*The Lake Ponchatrain Causeway is the longest over-water bridge in the world at 23.87 miles.
*Louisiana’s 6.5 million acres of wetlands are the greatest wetlands area in America.
*The oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase Territory is Natchitoches, Louisiana founded in 1714.
*Baton Rouge was the site of the only battle of the American Revolution outside the original 13 colonies.
*The formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase was made at the Cabildo building in New Orleans on December 20, 1803.
*Tabasco, a Louisiana product, holds the second oldest food trademark in the U.S. Patent Office.
*The term Uncle Sam was coined on the wharfs of New Orleans before Louisiana was a U.S. territory, as goods labeled U.S. were from “Uncle Sam.”
*The game of craps was invented in New Orleans in 1813 as betting was a common activity on the wharves.
*When states had their own currency, the Louisiana Dix (French for ten) was a favored currency for trade. English speakers called them ‘Dixies’ and coined the term Dixieland.