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April 30, 1812 Louisiana became a state.
Slate has a moving montage of photos to celebrate Louisiana's big birthday. The image at left reminds me of swamps, bayous and backroads I have been down in Louisiana.
Whether viewed from a pirogue with my uncle or from my house in Maringouin (means mosquito-ville in French), cypress knees in a swamp or beautiful.
Playing Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou" sung by Linda Ronstadt in my mind.
Happy birthday Louisiana!