City: (New Orleans) presented By,
*Justice .s. Davis*
The people in Louisiana are very rich. They include the original Indian inhabitants, plus the descendants of a variety of settlers, among who were the French, Spanish, English, German, Acadians, West Indians, Africans, and Irish and now include almost every nationality on earth. The original French colonist were soon joined by the Spanish and Acadians, and later by the French aristocrats fleeing slave revolts in the West Indies or the horror of the French Revolution. As past of Louisiana’s French legacy countries are called “parishes” and the Napoleonic code (rather than common law) holds sway in the state’s courtrooms.
It was the Spanish who built many of the colonial structures that still stand the French Quarter of New Orleans, and Spanish is still spoken in some communities, particularly in St. Bernard parish below New Orleans. Hundreds of German families were recruited in 1719 by the company of the west which held the French royal charter for development of Louisiana, and those sturdy pioneers settled upriver from New Orleans along a section of the Mississippi River that is still called the Cote des Allemandes German coast.
No other state has a more varied of color past Louisiana. The state has been governed under 10 different flags beginning in 1954 with Hernando Desoto claim of
the region of Spain. La sale 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 flay of the Republic of West Florida and the fifteen stars and stripes of the United States. At the outbreaks of civil was, Louisiana became an independent republic for six weeks before joining the confederacy.
Earlier in 1803 Louisiana had become a part of the United States because of the regions importance to the trade and security of...