State Facts

Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida

Louisiana

State Capital: Baton Rouge

State Nickname: Pelican State

Date of Statehood: April 30, 1812

State Flower: Magnolia

State Tree: Bald Cypress

Interesting Facts:

  • Louisiana was named after King Louis XIV.
  • The town Jean Lafiette was a pirate hideaway.
  • Catahoulatlounds is the sate dog.
Tourist attractions:
  • The Mercedes Superdome
  • L'Auberge du Lac Resort
  • French Quarter


By: Christina Powell

Mississippi

State Capital: Jackson

State Nickname: Magnolia State

Date of Statehood: December 10, 1817

State Flower: Magnolia

State Bird: Mockingbird

State Tree: Southern Magnolia

Interesting Facts:

  • Borden's milk was first canned here.
  • Elvis Presly was born here.
  • Root beer was invented here.
Tourist Attractions:

  • Jackson Zoo
  • Pearl River Resort
  • Delta Blues Museum

Florida

Capital: Tallahasee

NIckname: Sunshine: March 3, 1845

Flower: Orange Blossom

Bird: Mockingbird