5 Fun Facts about Louisiana

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

1-Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.

2- The first opera performed in America was in 1796 in New Orleans.

3- The Saint Charles streetcar line in New Orleans is one of two of the nation's only mobile national monuments.

4- Metairie is home to the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain causeway. The causeway connects Metairie with St. Tammany Parish on the North Shore. The causeway is 24 miles long.

5- The first American army to have African American officers was the confederate Louisiana Native Guards. The Corps d'Afrique at Port Hudson was sworn into service on September 27, 1862.