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  • Louisiana's Bicentennial honored by home-grown stars

    April 30, 2012 10:47 PM

    Louisiana celebrates its 200th birthday. Here's some history: On April 30th, 1812 Louisiana became the 18th state in the Union and the first state acquired from the Louisiana Purchase. To celebrate it's bicentennial, Governor Bobby Jindal teamed-up with some Louisiana celebrities for a birthday bash two centuries in... more »
  • Bicentennial Commemoration of War of 1812 begins in New Orleans

    April 17, 2012 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Navy is kicking off its celebration of the War of 1812 in New Orleans in a big way. The event, which is the first of four years of festivities around the nation, begins Tuesday with a parade of tall ships and modern Navy... more »
  • New Orleans to kick off War of 1812 bicentennial

    April 16, 2012 6:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nine ships, including three tall military sailing ships, will adorn the Mississippi River in New Orleans this week as the nation kicks off the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812. The ships are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday afternoon. There will be three U.S. Navy... more »
  • La. to unveil bicentennial events

    March 19, 2012 6:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials plan to unveil details of events connected to Louisiana's bicentennial celebration on Monday at the Capitol Museum Park. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, retired Army Lt. General Russell Honoré and members of the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission will be on hand for a press conference... more »
  • Louisiana bicentennial chairman wants $1/person

    January 12, 2011 5:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The chairman of the commission overseeing Louisiana's 200th anniversary is asking the state's 4.4 million citizens to help pay for the celebration. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore says he'd rather not use state or federal tax money for ceremonies marking Louisiana's admission to the Union in... more »

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