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Louisiana


  • [Louisiana has been a territory of Spain, France, and the United States. In 1803 the United Sates acquired the territory called Louisiana through the Louisiana Purchase. At this time, the territory included most of present-day Louisiana and most of the territory between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. The Territory of Orleans, which was roughly equivalent to the area of the present-day state of Louisiana, excluding the Florida Parishes, and the southwestern portion of the state, was split off from the rest of Louisiana. When Louisiana became a state in 1812, it included the Territory of Orleans and the area of the Florida Parishes.]
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    • us: Louisiana (Province)
    • us: Louisiana (Territory)
    • us: Louisiane
    • us: État de Louisiane
    • us: Léta de la Lwizyàn
    • us: Lwizyàn
    • us: State of Louisiana
    • us: US-LA
    • us: La
    • us: Louisianne
    • us: Territory of Louisiana
    • us: District of Louisiana
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    • found: Le créole de Breaux Bridge ... c1985: t.p. (Louisiane)
    • found: NUCMC data from Texas St. Libr., Archives Div. for Lamar, M.B. Papers, 1806-1941 (Louisiana)
    • found: LC man. auth. cd. (Hdg.: Louisiana; by act of Congress of March 26, 1804, the Louisiana purchase was divided at the 33d parallel of latitude, the lower portion being organized as the Territory of Orleans, the upper portion as the District of Louisiana. The Territory of Orleans became the state of Louisiana by the acts of Congress of Feb. 20, 1811 and Apr. 8, 1812; Old catalog hdg. Louisiana (Province) was used for the Louisiana Territory under the French and Spanish, and under the U.S. down to its division in 1804; this heading also used for the northern district after the division of 1804)
    • found: GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm1; 31°00ʹ02ʺN 092°00ʹ01ʺW)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 13, 2014: Louisiana (Louisiana (French: État de Louisiane; Louisiana Creole: Léta de la Lwizyàn) is a state located in the southern region of the United States; Once part of the French Colonial Empire, the Louisiana Territory stretched from present-day Mobile Bay to just north of the present-day Canadian border, and included a small part of what is now southwestern Canada)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 13, 2014: List of U.S. state abbreviations (Louisiana, State, ISO: US-LA; ANSI: LA; ANSI: 22; USPS: LA; USCG: LA; Old GPO: La.; AP: La.)
    • found: Don Alexandre O Reilly, commandeur de Benfayan dans l'Ordre de Alcantara, Lieutenant Général des Armées ds Sa Majesté, Inspecteur Général d'Infanterie, & par Commission Gouverneur & Capitaine Général de la Province de la Louisianne, 1769.
    • found: Laws of the Territory of Louisiana, 1810, viewed online via HathiTrust, May 14, 2014: page 3 (Legislature of the Territory of Louisiana) {http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.35112104852936;view=1up;seq=11}
    • found: Dictionary of United States history, 1894 (Territory of Louisiana; portion of the Louisiana Purchase north of the Territory of Orleans; formed in 1804 as District of Louisiana; 1805 given separate government as Territory of Louisiana; 1812 name changed to Missouri Territory)
    • found: Laws of the Territory of Louisiana passed by the governor and judges assembled, 1810.
    • found: Encyc. Britannica, c2010: volume 29, page 330 (In 1800 the Spanish re-ceded Louisiana to France, and in 1803 the United States concluded the Louisiana Purchase. Louisiana was subsequently divided into the Territory of Orleans, which consisted essentially of the state within its present boundaries, and the Territory of Louisiana, which included all the vast area drained by the Mississippi and Missouri rivers)
    • found: Britannica academic, viewed on Sept. 29, 2017: under Louisiana, history (in 1762 Louisiana and New Orleans were ceded to Spain; in 1779 the Spainish took Baton Rouge and West Florida, in 1800 Spain returned Louisiana to France; in 1803 the United States acquired the territory, whcih included most of present-day Louisiana and most of the territory between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains in the Louisiana Purchase
    • found: The Louisiana Purchase, viewed on Sept. 28, 2017 ( {http://exhibitions.blogs.lib.lsu.edu/?p=115 (Louisaina became a French colony in 1682; After the French and Indian War, France ceded western Louisiana and New Orleans to Spain and lost eastern Louisiana and Canada to the British; "Louisiana Purchase encompassed close to one-third of the present continental United States including all of the present-day states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska, as well as parts of Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and, of course, Louisiana;" the Territory of Orleans was "the present state boundaries of Louisiana minus the area known as the Florida parishes"; in 1812 the new state of Louisiana was formed and it included the Florida parishes)}
  • General Notes

    • [Louisiana has been a territory of Spain, France, and the United States. In 1803 the United Sates acquired the territory called Louisiana through the Louisiana Purchase. At this time, the territory included most of present-day Louisiana and most of the territory between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. The Territory of Orleans, which was roughly equivalent to the area of the present-day state of Louisiana, excluding the Florida Parishes, and the southwestern portion of the state, was split off from the rest of Louisiana. When Louisiana became a state in 1812, it included the Territory of Orleans and the area of the Florida Parishes.]
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    • 1980-02-13: new
    • 2018-08-02: revised
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