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History of the United States
Why was Louisiana founded?
What university is located in Louisiana and is the only Catholic HBU founded in 1915?
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Was Saint Katherine Drexel ever President of Xavier University of Louisiana which she founded?
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When was the morning daily newspaper 'The Advocate' founded?
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Why are Texas and Louisiana such strong rivals?
Texas and Louisiana have always had a strong rivalry with each other because both have about the richest histories in this nation west of the Mississippi and practically equal each other. Here are a few examples: Texas was founded by the Spanish; Louisiana was founded by the French. Texas' official state language is Spanish; Louisiana's is French. Texas has mariachi music; Louisiana has Jazz and Zydeco. Texas has the Alamo; Louisiana has the French Quarters. Texans fought the Battle of the Alamo; Louisianans fought the Battle of New Orleans. Texas has the Astrodome; Louisiana has the Superdome. Texas has the beef; Louisiana has the crawfish. Texas has the desert; Louisiana has the swamps. Texas was the Lone Star Republic; Louisiana had the Louisiana Territory. Texas has the Rio Grande; Louisiana has the mighty Mississippi. And lastly...Texas has Selena Q., and Louisiana has everyone else!!
When was Louisiana founded?
Louisiana State history began in 1528 when the area was settled by the Spanish from the mouth of the Mississippi River. The French explorer La Salle came later in 1682 and named the territory Louisiana after King Louis the 14th. The French settlement of Natchitoches, established in 1714 is the oldest settlement in the State of Louisiana, founded primarily as a way to continue trade with the Spanish in Texas and keep the Spanish from making advances into the territory of Louisiana. The city of New Orleans history began in 1718 when it was founded by Frenchman Jean Baptiste Le Moyne as a port city for the transfer of goods coming into the Americas. It is named after the Duke of Orleans, Phillipe II, who was regent of France.
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Why does Louisiana have parishes not counties?
Louisiana was founded by the Spanish and French governments which were mostly Roman Catholic. Louisiana was broken up into "church" parishes. Later on, counties were added and some of the parishes became counties, but the boundaries of the "county" lines were rather changeable. So, later on, the parishes were reinstated.