Louisiana is one among the 50 U.S. states, situated in the southern area of the country. The state is the thirty-first most widespread and the twenty-fifth most heavily populated among other states in the country. The Louisiana State is the only U.S. state that includes political subdivisions, known as parishes, the local governments equal to counties. The major parish by the inhabitants is East Baton Rouge Parish, and the biggest by ground area is Plaquemines. Many of the lands of the Louisiana State were created from the residue, washed down the Mississippi River, parting vast deltas and huge areas of coastal swamp and marsh.
Coin of the Louisiana State Quarter
The third memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Louisiana State Quarter released during 2002 honors the Louisiana state, and is the 18th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Louisiana was incorporated into the union on the 30th of April 1812, and the state has turned out to be the 18th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Louisiana State is nicknamed as “The Pelican State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Louisiana State Quarter includes the picture of the state bird of Louisiana, the pelican bird, a trumpet amid musical notes. The coin also includes writings, such as “Louisiana”, “1812“and “2002 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Louisiana quarter coin includes a writing that reads, “Louisiana Purchase ".
Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1803 from Napoleon Bonaparte at a cost of $15 million. Christened the "most real estate transaction in history" the Louisiana Purchase included thirteen novel states to the Union, almost doubling its amount and making it one among the major countries in the world.
The trumpet on the Louisiana State Quarter coin is an honor to the tradition of jazz music of the state, a type of music that is heeded and played by millions of fanatics around the world. Jazz was originated more than a hundred years ago in New Orleans, a mixture of elements from ragtime, blues, and marching group music. A huge number of musicians impelled jazz from the French Quarter of New Orleans onto the world theater, making the approach a leading force during the 20th century music.
Some of the famous celebrities who were born in the state of Louisiana include Louis Armstrong, the renowned Jazz musician, lived during the period 1901-71, John A. Lejeune, a brilliant battle commander and a restructuring commandant, lived during the period 1867-1942, Howard K. Smith, the famous television reporter and anchorman and Huey P. Long, the U.S. Senator, Governor, political chief, and demagogue, lived during the period 1893-1935.
Louisiana is crowded with historic places, such as the Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Audubon State Historic Site, Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site, Los Adaes State Historic Site and Poverty Point State Historic Site.
Tourists who come Louisiana can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Blue Bayou Water Park, American Rose Center Gardens, Greater Baton Rouge Zoo, Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and the Aquarium of the Americas.