Fascinating Facts and Trivia About Louisiana
Sometimes we just can't get enough of our own beautiful state, and are always hungry for more info to share with our non Louisiana friends. We all know that we are not the only place that celebrates Mardi Gras (Hello, Mobile, Alabama), but did you know that the Catahoula Leopard Dog, often called the Catahoula Hound, is our official state dog? Or that we are the only state in the USA that doesn't have counties?
Thanks to the folks at 50states.com, I now know that Saint Joseph's Cemetery, the only known United States cemetery facing north/south is in Rayne. And that the Saint Charles streetcar line in New Orleans, and the San Francisco, California cable cars are the nation's only mobile national monuments. And here is one of my favorite fun facts, Frances Parkinson Keyes, one of America's best selling authors, lived in Crowley for more than ten years. More trvia about our beautiful Louisiana is below, but be sure to check out the entire list of fun facts, y'all.
- Terrebonne Parish has been rated by Money Magazine as the best place to live in the state for three years in a row
- Jennings is sometimes called 'The garden Spot of Louisiana'
- St Martin Parish is home to the biggest river swamp in the USA - the Atchafalaya Basin
- In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is not considered aggravated assault, but biting them with false teeth is
- Louisiana is the only state who still uses Napoleonic Codes
- The Superdome is the world's largest steel constructed room not obstructed by posts
- Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States
- Mamou is the 'Cajun Music Capital of the World'
- The town of Jean Lafitte was once known as a hideout for pirates
- Legendary adventurer and hero of the Alamo Jim Bowie, was once a resident of Opelousas