Baton Rouge, Louisiana

What is Baton Rouge, Louisiana known for?


title setting

, Eddie Pearce, Brian Hawke and Phil Reid won the Florida high school title setting a scoring record that stood for thirty years. Eric Guerin was born in Maringouin (Maringouin, Louisiana), Louisiana, in Cajun backwater country, twenty-four miles west of Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana). The son of an impoverished Cajun blacksmith, older cousin Norman Leblanc had become a jockey then a horse trainer and in 1938 the fourteen-year-old Guerin quit school to go to work


professional opera

Miss USA 2014 thumb Miss Louisiana USA Brittany Guidry, Miss USA 2014, Preliminary Evening Gown Competition (File:Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry Miss USA 2014.png) The 2014 Miss USA competition took over downtown Baton Rouge as Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada USA, took home the crown, with Miss Louisiana USA Brittany Guidry, coming close to the win with the third runner-up spot and fourth overall. Veteran pageant host Giuliana Rancic and MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts introduced the 51 contestants before judges whittled them down to 20 semi-finalists to compete in the swimsuit, evening gown and interview competitions. Cosmo weighed in on the contest, complimenting home state girl Miss Louisiana. Miss Nevada wins Miss USA crown in Baton Rouge - Style - TODAY.com Celebrity judges including actress Rumer Willis, NBA star Karl Malone, singer Lance Bass and actor Ian Ziering. Miss USA : News In its 62 year history, this was the first year viewers got to vote to keep one of their favorite contestants in the top six by tweeting the hashtag #SaveTheQueen bringing the pageant into the modern age of social media. Baton Rouge was also the site of the 2005 Miss Teen USA Pageant. “The hospitality shown to us while we were there was second to none,” Paula Shugart (Miss USA President), said. “The sense of community that Baton Rouge has is incredibly inspiring. Miss USA : News ” Libraries The State Library of Louisiana is in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Library Commission in 1920. This would later become the State Library of Louisiana. The State Library provides Louisiana residents with millions of items with its collections, electronic resources and the statewide network for lending. This allows the library to fulfill all requests from its citizens. "


battle running

for the battle; running his fleet past the forts (Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip) that defended the city from the south on the night of April 24, 1862, he forced the city to surrender. Dufour, Charles L., ''The night the war was lost,'' pp. 265–286. After repairing his ships from the damage they had suffered while passing the forts, he sent them up the river, where they successively sought and obtained the surrender of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Baton Rouge


collection run

Nottoway Plantation Located near White Castle, Louisiana Parks and recreation Baton Rouge has an extensive park collection run through BREC (The Recreation & Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge). The largest park is City Park near LSU and is currently undergoing a complete remodeling. The Baton Rouge Zoo is run through BREC and includes 1800+ species.


main research


football program

for the basketball team, which languished for decades in the shadow of the school's football program. - Baton Rouge, Louisiana WLRO The Score 1210 (WLRO) - '''1962''' * January 18–20 – Student protests over sit-in leaders’ expulsions at Baton Rouge, Louisiana Baton Rouge ’s Southern University, the nation’s largest black school, close it down. * February – Representatives of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Congress


team set

, 2003, the Chargers' home game vs. the Miami Dolphins was played at Sun Devil Stadium, then the home of the Arizona Cardinals, due to the Cedar Fire in southern California. *New Orleans Saints: Due to damage (Effect of Hurricane Katrina on the Louisiana Superdome) to the Louisiana Superdome, their home field, by Hurricane Katrina, the Saints played three home games of the 2005 season in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas (San Antonio), where the team set up


black culture

, California ; the Munich Museum of Modern Art; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York; the Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama; the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art in Savannah, Georgia; the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art (University Museums at the University of Delaware#Mechanical Hall) at the University of Delaware; the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi; the Louisiana State


conducting training

and northwest Arkansas. On September 21, it dissipated over southern Missouri. While conducting training exercises in mid-September 1965, ''Hyman'' was ordered to search for a chlorine 'barge lost in the Mississippi river during Hurricane Betsy. Although damaged by the same hurricane that sunk the barge, ''Hyman'' searched the Mississippi River for a week. Sonar sweeps and fathometer traces located the 'barge with its deadly gas near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 17 September. With a job well done, ''Hyman'' went to Orange, Texas, for hull repairs. Training of Naval Reservists kept ''Hyman'' busy into 1967. '''WAFB''' is the CBS-affiliated television station for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It broadcasts a high definition (high-definition television) digital signal on VHF channel 9 from a transmitter southwest of Arlington. Owned by Raycom Media, WAFB is sister to Class A (Class A television service) MyNetworkTV affiliate WBXH-CA. The two share studios on Government Street in downtown Baton Rouge. Syndicated (television syndication) programming on WAFB includes: ''Access Hollywood'', ''Friends'', ''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'', and ''The Dr. Oz Show''. The station is seen ''via'' satellite through DirecTV and Dish Network and on cable TV, Cox Communications and AT&T U-verse. - #93 Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) WVLA 33 DT2 Cox Communications 133 White Knight Broadcasting This TV - Neela last appeared as a regular in the Season 15 episode 20 of ER entitled "Shifting Equilibrium," Neela leaves County General for good. She is shown arriving at Le Chatelier Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she goes to a physical rehab center where Ray Barnett is shown helping patients. There, she and Ray reunite, with Neela looking like she finally felt she made the right decision after struggling with her fear of making the wrong choices in life. image 200px (Image:KLSU logo.jpg) city Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Louisiana area Baton Rouge area (Template:Baton Rouge Radio) '''KLSU''' (91.1 FM (FM broadcasting)) is the student-run college radio station for Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a radio format of variety (variety (radio)) music and specialty programming. The radio station is part of the university's Student Media Program and employs students as DJs and management staff. KLSU broadcasts across the Baton Rouge area at 5,000 watts of power, and is able to reach up to 40 miles outside of the LSU campus. The station is licensed under the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a non-commercial educational (NCE) radio station. KLSU is one of 700 college radio stations across the United States that submits music chart reports to the weekly publication ''College Music Journal'' magazine. logosize 150px city Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), LA (Louisiana) league ECHL (East Coast Hockey League) The '''Baton Rouge Kingfish''' were a minor professional ice hockey team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as a member of the East Coast Hockey League. The franchise arrived in Baton Rouge in 1996 after relocating from Erie, Pennsylvania, where they had played as the Erie Panthers since 1988 as one of the ECHL's charter teams. After a team-naming contest, they were renamed the Kingfish in honor of legendary Louisiana governor and U.S. Senator Huey P. Long who shared the nickname. They played as the Baton Rouge Kingfish from 1996 to 2003 before moving to Victoria, British Columbia, as the Victoria Salmon Kings. - Baton Rouge Tigers (Baton rouge tigers) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 16px (Image:OakleighDesign.png) 2004 Official Site - A rental plane carrying the band between shows from Greenville (Greenville, South Carolina), South Carolina, to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Louisiana, was low on fuel and crashed in a swamp in Gillsburg. Check-Six.com - The 'Lynyrd Skynyrd' Crash The crash killed singer songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray. The other band members were seriously injured in the crash. , and as of the end of 2007, had 12,718 interments. '''William F. "Bill" Cotton Sr.''' (October 23, 1897 – April 23, 2006) was a prominent central Louisiana businessman who acquired or built five bakeries (bakery) in Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana), Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana) and Natchez, Mississippi. At the time of his death at the age of 108, he was also the nation's oldest living Shriner (Shriners) and one of the last remaining American (United States) veterans of the First World War (World War I). birth_date Birth date missing birth_place Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States death_date DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States DATE OF DEATH thumb right 160px Thad Allen (Image:Thad Allen.jpg) The U.S. (w:United States) Secretary of Homeland Security (w: United States Department of Homeland Security), Michael Chertoff (w: Michael Chertoff), announced from Baton Rouge (w:Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Louisiana (w:Louisiana) on Friday that Coast Guard (w: United States Coast Guard) Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen (w:Thad W. Allen) will replace the Federal Emergency Management Agency (w:FEMA) (FEMA) director Michael D. Brown (w:Michael D. Brown) as the Principal Federal Official (PFO) for the recovery effort; however, Mr. Brown will continue as the Director of FEMA. The inauguration ceremony was held at the state capitol in Baton Rouge (w:Baton Rouge, Louisiana). In a speech, Jindal vowed to put an end to political corruption in the state and speed up recovery from the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season (w:2005 Atlantic hurricane season).


school close

for the basketball team, which languished for decades in the shadow of the school's football program. - Baton Rouge, Louisiana WLRO The Score 1210 (WLRO) - '''1962''' * January 18–20 – Student protests over sit-in leaders’ expulsions at Baton Rouge, Louisiana Baton Rouge ’s Southern University, the nation’s largest black school, close it down. * February – Representatives of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Congress

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

thumb 210px right Louisiana State Capitol Capitol Building (Image:ChrisLitherlandBatonRouge.jpg)

'''Baton Rouge''' ( ) is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. The seat (county seat) of East Baton Rouge Parish (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana), the city is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.

As the "Capital City," Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, Louisiana Old State Capitol Governor's Portrait Gallery and is the second-largest metropolitan city in the state, with a growing population of 229,426 people as of 2013. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, has a population of 820,159 people as of 2013. The urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants.

Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, research, motion picture, "Growing Louisiana-Based Businesses Sustains Hollywood South", ''Forbes,'' 9 June 2014 and growing technology "IBM selects BR", ''The Advocate'' — Baton Rouge, LA center of the American South. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped, and is the farthest upstream Mississippi River port capable of handling Panamax ships.

The Baton Rouge area owes its historical importance to its strategic site upon the Istrouma Bluff, the first natural bluff (cliff) upriver from the Mississippi River Delta. This allowed development of a business quarter safe from seasonal flooding. In addition, the city built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas. The city is a culturally rich center, with settlement by immigrants from numerous European nations and African peoples. It was ruled by seven different governments: French, British, and Spanish in the colonial era, West Floridian (West Florida), United States territory and state, Confederate, and United States again.

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