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Have you ever been to Louisiana? What is your opinion of the state?

What did you SEE or DO or EAT that helped form your opinion of the state??? What part did you visit? I have heard that Northern Louisiana is not really “Louisiana” culture for what the state is know for. What was your favorite part of this state?? Thanks, any help is appreciated, I am doing research.

Ain’t ever been there

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Posted by admin - March 31, 2015 at 4:48 am

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LSU Sports

A quick tour of LSU sports

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Posted by admin - March 27, 2015 at 3:49 am

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louisiana culture fest

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Posted by Dwayne Coots - March 26, 2015 at 3:32 am

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Sell your Property at Kenner to a Buyer Looking at Life in a Suburb With Charm and With Modern Facilities

Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans in Louisiana. The city was founded in 1855 by Minor Kenner. It was built on the land of three plantation properties. This land was purchased by the Kenner family. The region also had swampland. A streetcar line operated between New Orleans and Kenner during 1915 – 1931. Kenner began to grow in the late 1950’s. This was due to developers who began subdividing, draining and filling the swampland in the northern half of the city. As the highway developed Kenner became a suburb of New Orleans and experienced rapid development.

Kenner is a city that is growing fast. It lies between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. It has a town atmosphere with the facilities of a big city. When you

sell your property at Kenner you are giving the buyer a good deal for the money. That is because Kenner is a great place to stay. A large number of businesses are operated at Kenner. It also has many hotels. The city has a good medical infrastructure with the Kenner Regional Medical Center. Air services are available near the city. The city has many nearby colleges and universities. It also has public high schools and, primary and middle schools. There are a few private primary and middle schools. The city also has numerous churches of various denominations.

The city has many recreational facilities such as a golf course, a country club, a city hall and a library. The city also features the Louisiana Toy Train Museum. The city has many shopping centers and parks. There are seversl AM and FM radio stations and also TV stations in the vicinity. The parks in the city offer gymnasiums, playgrounds and tennis courts. Other sports on offer are football, volleyball and basketball. The children’s programs here include arts, cooking, crafts, dance, gymnastics, karate, science, day camps and summer workshops. Leisure for the elders includes aerobics, arts, crafts, cooking, computers, fitness, dancing and tennis. The city has plenty of green space with walking and jogging trails, and picnic areas. These are guarantees that if you sell your property at Kenner the buyer will have a great time.

The government has created an environment conducive to business in the city. Almost all the licenses requirements can be availed online. There are many employment opportunities. The city has over 4000 businesses. The city is drawing in new investors and that will add to the economic development. The city also has many places for conventions including the large Pontchartrain Center. Rivertown touches the Mississippi River and is a historic district in this area. It has many museums, shops and cultural resources. Rivertown also has a theater, a heritage park, a planetarium and places to eat at. Laketown touches the Lake Pontchartrain and has a boat launch, pier, pavilions and, a jogging and biking path.When you sell your

property at Kenner, you are giving the buyer his or her money’s worth.

Melancon jeff
http://www.articlesbase.com/real-estate-articles/sell-your-property-at-kenner-to-a-buyer-looking-at-life-in-a-suburb-with-charm-and-with-modern-facilities-254190.html

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Posted by admin - March 22, 2015 at 2:15 am

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The culture of the Creole (native) in Louisiana emerged from the blending of:?

The culture of the Creole (native) in Louisiana emerged from the blending of:

a. Native American, French and Latino cultures
b. Native American, French and African American cultures
c. Latino, French and African American cultures
d. French, Portuguese and Native American cultures

E. None of the above… There is no evidence that Native Americans are in this mix.

Always a controversial and confusing term, the word Creole, to put it simply, means many things to many people. It derives from the Latin creare, meaning "to beget" or "create." After the New World’s discovery, Portuguese colonists used the word crioulo to denote a New World slave of African descent. Eventually, the word was applied to all New World colonists, regardless of ethnic origin, living along the Gulf Coast, especially in Louisiana. There the Spanish introduced the word as criollo, and during Louisiana’s colonial period (1699-1803) the evolving word Creole generally referred to persons of African or European heritage born in the New World. By the nineteenth century, black, white, and mixed-race Louisianians used the term to distinguish themselves from foreign-born and Anglo-American settlers. It was during that century that the mixed-race Creoles of Color (or gens de couleur libre, "free persons of color") came into their own as an ethnic group, enjoying many of the legal rights and privileges of whites. They occupied a middle ground between whites and enslaved blacks, and as such often possessed property and received formal educations. After the Civil War, most Creoles of Color lost their privileged status and joined the ranks of impoverished former black slaves. All the while, however, the word Creole persisted as a term also referring to white Louisianians, usually of upper-class, non-Cajun origin (although, confusingly, even Cajuns sometimes were called Creoles, primarily by outsiders unfamiliar with local ethnic labels). Like the Creoles of Color, these white Creoles (also called French Creoles) suffered socioeconomic decline after the Civil War. In Acadiana, newly impoverished white Creoles often intermarried with the predominantly lower-class Cajuns, and were largely assimilated into Cajun culture.

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Posted by admin - March 21, 2015 at 2:00 am

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Texas Nuggets: Trivia Buff Knowledge

How much do you really know about the Lone Star state? If you think you are a true Texas trivia buff, check out these fun trivia facts and see how many you already knew. You might just be gain some knowledge that you can use to impress your friends and family!

~ There have been six separate national flags to fly over the state of Texas over the last 500 years. Texas was governed by Spain, France, Mexico, The Confederate States, The Republic of Texas, and of course, the United States of America. This fact is where the Six Flags theme parks got their name, being that the first of the chain was located in Texas.

~ Texas has more inland water than any other state in the continental US. Of these more than 6700 reservoirs, there is only one natural lake in the entire state of Texas. Caddo Lake, which is located on the Louisiana border, is the only water source that is considered a natural lake. All other “lakes” within Texas’ borders are either manmade or simply a part of a river.

~ Texas became part of the United States as a part of the treaty that ended the Mexican-American war in 1848. Texas gained its independence from Mexico in 1836, however the US Congress denied its annexation in 1844 because of the threat of war with Mexico. It was only after the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that the annexation of Texas was resolved between the two countries.

~ There have been 7 cities that served as the capital of Texas, though some only briefly. From 1836 through 1839, Columbia, Galveston, Velasco, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, and Houston all served as capital for a short amount of time. In 1839, Austin was named the new capital of the state and it remains there today.

~ Texas has more professional sports teams than any other US state, including: 2 National Football League teams, 2 Major League Baseball teams, 3 National Basketball Association teams,  a Major League soccer team. an American Football League team, a Women’s National Basketball Association team and a National Hockey League team.

~ The largest city in Texas is Houston, with just under 2 million residents as of the 2000 census. There are several towns that make the claim of being the smallest in Texas, with a total of 26 incorporated towns and census-designated places claiming a population of less than 100 residents.

~ The state capital building in Austin was constructed in 1888 from Sunset Red granite, on a foundation of limestone. It stands 15 feet taller than the Capitol building in Washington, DC and has more square footage than any other state capital building in the United States.

Texas is an amazing state, filled with many amazing facts and trivia. By taking the time to learn about the history of the great state of Texas, you can become a font of fascinating information. Texas truly is one of the biggest wonders of the United States

Joe Cline
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Posted by admin - March 20, 2015 at 1:45 am

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Best State for Sports? Worst State for Sports?

I think the best state for sports is Louisiana(LSU(07 BCS Champs). Saints(Went further then ever, NFC Championship, 2006) Hornets(playoffs, 2008)
Who says we’re all cajuns? Im not.

Cali is overrated lol

my home state of Michigan might fit both of those.

Best: Red Wings, Pistons, Spartans, Wolverines (Sometimes Tigers)
Worst: Lions, (sometimes Tigers)

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Posted by admin - March 19, 2015 at 1:28 am

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Dead Bird Island – Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Aug. 19, 2010 – On a journey to take soil samples from the BP Spill we came across an island full of dead birds in various stages of decay. For more information or to support our ongoing efforts please visit http://www:lmrk.org

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Posted by admin - March 13, 2015 at 11:58 pm

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Border Collie puppies available this March or June in around northwest Florida or north Louisiana?

I want a border collie but I’m waiting until the summer so that I will have time to spend with it and begin training and stuff without school getting in the way. Does anyone know if there will be puppies available at that time? I live 12 miles from destin florida and I travel to Louisiana in the summer with my parents so even from there would be good.

Below is a link to AKC Border Collie breeders. Just type in your zip code and select a radius.

AKC breeders usually sell "pet quality" puppies on spay/neuter contracts. Some AKC breeders charge over $1,000 for a "pet quality" specimen, which I think is a total ripoff, even if the litter does have champion bloodlines.

If you’re planning on spaying or neutering your new puppy, why not try adopting? Shelter dogs are generally up to date with shots and have already been spayed/neutered (but some shelters jump the gun and fix too young, so be careful).

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Posted by admin - March 9, 2015 at 10:57 pm

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Pork Roast Cajun Style Pt. 1 of 2

Cooking a pork roast Cajun style. Visit The Bayou Gardener in South Louisiana at http://www.thebayougardener.com

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Posted by admin - March 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm

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