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Louisiana State Nickname

Louisiana bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
Louisiana became the 18th state in 1812 (see statehood order) -
Louisiana's state quarter features the state bird (brown pelican),
a musical symbol for New Orleans Jazz, and an outline of the
original Louisiana purchase - public domain image on Wikipedia -
see all 50 STATE QUARTERS. See All State Nicknames.

"The Pelican State"

The nickname for Louisiana is The Pelican State. The brown pelican is the state bird and appears on Louisiana's state flag, great seal, the official state painting (along with many other symbols and icons of Louisiana), and is one of three Louisiana symbols displayed on the U.S. mint's bicentennial quarter (shown above).

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Louisiana USA - click to see all state nicknames
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Brown pelican - state bird of Louisiana - click to see all state birds
Brown pelican - state bird of Louisiana - public domain National Park Service photo by Rodney Cammauf: Everglades Wildlife Images


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Louisiana Symbols & Icons:

bird - dog
mammal
reptile - insect
crustacean  
amphibian
fish - salt. fish
flower - plant
wildflower
vegetable
tree - soil
fossil - mineral
heritage

flag - seal
motto - pledge
name - nickname
song 1-2-3-4
dance - quarter
instrument
painting - poems
museum
colors- tartan
fruit - meat pie
cuisine - jellies
drink- donut
 

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