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Louisiana Symbols

Facts About Louisiana

Louisiana My Home Sweet Home

(words by Sammie McKenzie and Lou Levoy, music by Castro Carazo)

Kissed by the Gulf's mighty stream,
A lovely state, Louisiana,
Where sweet magnolias, so rare,
Perfume the air
With fragrance that's supreme.
God bless our lovely state.
It's a paradise right here on earth.

Louisiana, Louisiana,
It's beauty's always aglow.
Moss covered shade trees
Sway in the cool breeze
While lazy bayous flow.
The sugar cane gleams
Beneath the moonbeams
That light the Heaven's silvr'y dome.
Deep in the Southland
There is a dreamland:
Louisiana, my home, sweet home.

Items of Interest

Notable Natives

Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.

The Louisiana State Flag
The flag, adopted in 1912, has a blue background. In the center is the pelican group from the state Seal, depicted in white and gold. The mother pelican is tearing flesh from her own breast to feed her young (symbolizing the early settlers belief that Eastern Brown pelicans were generous and nurturing and would sacrifice themselves for their young if food was scarce). A white and gold banner below the seal has the state motto "Union, Justice, and Confidence" in blue.

You know you are from Louisiana if...

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Songs about Louisiana

Songs about Louisiana Cities

Songs about New Orleans

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