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New Orleans and Louisiana History and Historic Sites

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1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery Regiment 1961-1965 - The regimental organization, assignments and battles, including the Battle of Grand Gulf and fortifications' map, images and leaders, plus links to additional Civil War information.

Acadian Genealogy Homepage - The FIRST (1991) and still the BEST Acadian-Cajun resource site on the internet, providing visitors information of available "specific family" genealogy CD-ROMs, a graphic image of your own Family Crest and tons of Acadian-Cajun historical text information.

Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy - In 1984, a professor at Rutgers University stumbled upon a trove of historic data in a courthouse in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Over the next 15 years, Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, a noted New Orleans writer and historian, painstakingly uncovered the background of 100,000 slaves who were brought to Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries making fortunes for their owners.

Cabildo, The - Two Hundred Years of Louisiana History - The Louisiana State Museum's site for Louisiana's most important historical building. Welcome to the Cabildo, the site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer ceremonies in 1803 and our State's most important historical building. Several important historical events took place within the Cabildo and it has been visited by five American Presidents. The emphasis throughout the Cabildo exhibit is on the people of Louisiana, the many diverse ethnic groups who came here and who collectively comprise Louisianians today.

Caledonian Society of New Orleans - New Orleans - Ths website was established in order to promote the Scottish culture in the New Orleans area and to make accessible to the public the various activities of the society. Activities include Scottish country dancing, Highland dancing, bagpipe band, Scottish Tea and annual Robert Burns Supper.'s Louisiana Section - Louisiana sits above the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Mississippi River, bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east and Texas to the west. Originally colonized by the French during the 18th century, it became U.S. territory as part of the historic Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and was admitted to the Union in 1812. Louisiana’s capital city is Baton Rouge. It is also home to New Orleans, a pivotal port city in American history with a rich cultural heritage.

Irish Bend - This 1863 Union victory at St. Mary Parish, along with the one at Fort Bisland, two days earlier, assured the success of the operations in West Louisiana.

Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana - Jefferson Parish - The Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana was founded in 1977 to foster the history of the people, places, and events that are the history of Jefferson Parish. There are no requirements for membership, other than timely payment of annual membership dues.

Laura Plantation - Vacherie - enter the Creole world of one of Louisiana's Plantations at Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805 and named the "best history tour in the U. S."

Louisiana 101 - If you are looking for help in teaching Louisiana history this is the right website. I include many lesson ideas, worksheets, trivia, facts, and research material. Please share one of your ideas with us at . This is not some high-tech site but a down-to-earth teacher's homepage.

Louisiana Civil War Map of Battles - Location and information about battles fought in Louisiana during the Civil War.

Louisiana Constitution - From the Louisiana State Senate.

Louisiana Historical Maps - This Louisiana Digital Map Library is a great source for Louisiana historical maps including Louisiana state maps, parish maps, city maps, civil war maps and more.

Louisiana History by LPB - Louisiana: A History is the most ambitious and exciting project in the 25-year history of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. This six-part series tells the colorful story of Louisiana for the citizens and students of our state. More than just a review of historic events, this series explores the rich legacy of the many cultures that have left their imprint on Louisiana, and will help viewers understand why Louisiana is truly a state like no other.

Louisiana History Museum - Alexandria - The Louisiana History Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, is dedicated to collecting, presenting, interpreting and promoting understanding of the wealth of history associated with Alexandria, and all of Louisiana. The museum maintains one of the foremost collections of historical objects in the state.

Louisiana Indian History - History of language, archeology, events and other background information on Native American nations in Louisiana. Here you will find a basic collection of historical and archeological information about Louisiana Indians. You will also find maps, listings of books and films, pictures of pottery, symbols, and more. I am grateful for all the feedback and information our visitors have given. I will reply to ALL email, but please be patient.

Louisiana Native Guards, USA/Corps d'Afrique (1862-1863) - The 1st Louisiana Native Guard (USA) was one of the first all-black regiments to fight in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The Guard originated in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1862, during its occupation by Union forces.

Louisiana Tornadoes - Information about Louisiana tornadoes from 1950 to 1995, listed by parish.

Louisiana Under 10 Flags - Learn about Louisiana's great history under 10 different flags.

Louisiana Winter Quarters - Newellton - A State owned historic Plantation, A Lone Survivor of the War Between the States - Louisiana Office of State Parks

New Orleans Baseball - A history of baseball in New Orleans dating back to the 1850s with articles on and images of the New Orleans Pelicans, the New Orleans Zephyrs, and other local teams.

New Orleans History--Lake Pontchartrain - Almost anything you'd want to know about the history of the New Orleans Lake Shore--the amusement parks, the music, the art, the literature, the camps.

New Orleans Past - Our collection attempts to capture New Orleans history by presenting what was once taken for granted -- advertisements, photos & other ephemera.  These links will take you on a journey through New Orleans Past.

Oakland Plantation - Natchitoches - Find the history of another one of Louisiana's Plantations.

Poverty Point National Monument - Contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America. State park facilities are open to the public.

San Francisco Plantation House - Garyville - A registered National Historic Landmark, built in 1860 along the Mississippi River.

Shane K. Bernard - Shane Bernard is a historian and the author of five books on the great history of Cajuns. Bernard has discussed south Louisiana history and culture through media outlets like the BBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, The History Channel, and the National Geographic Society.

State of Louisiana History - No other state has a more varied or colorful past than Louisiana. The state has been governed under 10 different flags beginning in 1541 with Hernando de Soto's claim of the region for Spain. La Salle later claimed it for Bourbon France and over the years Louisiana was at one time or another subject to the Union Jack of Great Britain, the Tricolor of Napoleon, the Lone Star flag of the Republic of West Florida and the fifteen stars and stripes of the United States.

Union Regiments - Louisiana - Louisiana Regiments in the Union Army.

Young-Sanders Center Foundation - Was set up to provide the history of the Civil War in Louisiana.

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