Est. Pop.: 4,471,067
Capital: Baton Rouge
Nickname: Pelican State
Motto: Union, Justice, and Confidence
Fun La Factoid
The golden spike, commemorating the completion of the east-west Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad, was driven at Bossier City on July 12, 1884, by Julia "Pansy" Rule. It was the first such spike driven by a woman.