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Louisiana Statehood Day, 4/30/1812

Map of Louisiana, 10/2/1866

File Unit: Louisiana, 1841 – 1941. Series: Special Published Maps of the United States, States, and Territories, 1836 – 1946. Record Group 49: Records of the Bureau of Land Management, 1685 – 2006

Louisiana became the 18th state 205 years ago on April 30, 1812, nine years to the day following the Louisiana Purchase on April 30, 1803.

More maps of Louisiana in the @usnatarchives online catalog.