Monday, May 9, 2016

Some Louisiana Things to Ponder

Did You Know?
Did you know that in Northeast Louisiana
there was a Native American city dating back to more than 3,000 years ago?  Older than the pyramids?
is one of the most interesting historical sites in Louisiana.
Another interesting link about this site is HERE
and HERE

Did You Know?
Did you know that the world famed Tabasco Sauce is made on an island in South Louisiana, near the quaint town of New Iberia?
is actually a huge dome of rock salt.  During the American Civil War, a mine of pure rock salt was founded on Avery Island in May 1861, which subsequently produced more than 22 million pounds (10,000 metric tons) of salt for the Confederacy.  When the Union soldiers found it, they destroyed it and the village completely.  This is an interesting history lesson and maybe why "Yankees" aren't thought of too highly in Iberia Parish.
Avery Island, Louisiana... home of Tabasco Sauce.. 
 Today, it is a natural paradise of  beauty, wildlife, and a wildlife refuge for many of Louisiana's natural habitat.  And they do still make Tabasco Sauce there.

 Did You Know?
Did you know that Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States?  Built in 1932, then governor, Huey Long insisted that his capitol be a tower; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.
Closeup of the tower's cupola and beacon
And did you know that Louisiana is the only state to not have counties?  We have parishes instead.  

Another interesting fact is that Louisiana is the only state that still refers to the Napoleonic Code in its state law.

It's all about the French heritage.

For more fascinating facts about this great state click HERE!

  Did You Know?

Did you know that this weekend every year in my city, Shreveport, Louisiana, the annual Le Tour des Jardins is held?  It is an annual tour of lovely home gardens in our city.  You might enjoy seeing some of the photos from this tour.  I'm not there to participate so the pictures are as close as I will get.
Follow this link Le Tour des Jardins and click on the photo gallery. 

Now, you know more than you did about our beautiful and culturally diverse state. 
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Love Avery Island, especially. So beautiful and the alligators there are tame!

  2. I've never heard of Poverty Point. I checked out the link-so interesting! We are very familiar with Tabasco though : )


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