Baton Rouge, Louisiana

What is Baton Rouge, Louisiana known for?


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


sports basketball

this division in 1987 to Maison Blanche Co. (Maison Blanche) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The bulk of the former Robinson’s of Florida locations were subsequently sold by Maison Blanche to Dillard Department Stores in 1991. '''Ronald Glen Davis''' (born January 1, 1986 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana), commonly known as '''Glen Davis''' and by his nickname '''Big Baby''', Steve Bulpett, sports basketball celtics view.bg?articleid 1069974&srvc rss Big 3


playing time

Catholic High School (Catholic High School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by then Texas coach John Mackovic, he was later coached by Mack Brown. While at Texas, the undersized Applewhite's tenure was noted both for his often gritty heroics as well as his battle for playing time with the heralded blue chip recruit Chris Simms, son of New York Giants legend Phil Simms. Simms had a size advantage (Simms stood , 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).


coaching high

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Augustus grew up in Louisiana and boxed out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He currently resides in Brownsville, Texas, and boxed at Grechy's Pound 4 Pound Gym located in Sydney, Australia for a brief period of time. After retiring as a player, Jones spent six seasons coaching high school football (High school football in North America) at Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He led the team to a state title as the head


industry causing

; Baedeker, Karl, ed. ''The United States with an Excursion into Mexico: A Handbook for Travelers'', 1893: p. 321 (Reprint by Da Capo Press, New York, 1971.) thumb 200px left Map of Baton Rouge in 1863 (Image:Old baton rouge.jpg) Today In the 1950s and 1960s, Baton Rouge experienced a boom in the petrochemical industry, causing the city to expand away from the original center. In recent years, government and business have begun a move back to the central


music record

-time evangelistic work in 1955. It was then that Swaggart began developing a revival-meeting following throughout the American South. Swaggart began attending Bible college in 1957. In 1960, he began recording gospel music record albums while building up another audience via Christian radio stations. In 1961, after graduating from Bible college, Swaggart was ordained by the Assemblies of God; one year later, Swaggart began his radio ministry. By 1969, Swaggart's radio program, “The Camp Meeting


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.


sports television

billionaire Howard Hughes was General Gano's granddaughter. *New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana), flagship of Cox Sports Television *Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), includes local cablecast channel, "Cox 4" *Lafayette (Lafayette, Louisiana) *2006: Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina), North Carolina *2005: Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Louisiana *2004: Orlando (Orlando, Florida), Florida *2002: Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte


largest production

Rouge's largest production facility is the Celtic Media Centre, opened in 2006 by a local group in collaboration with Raleigh Studios of Los Angeles; Raleigh dropped its involvement in 2014. Bill Lodge, "Celtic Group becomes sole operator of BR movie studio", ''The Advocate (The Advocate (Louisiana))'', February 20, 2014. Top employers According to the City's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, , 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).


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Seminary of Learning & Military Academy . The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, and consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance (Renaissance) architect Andrea Palladio, and occupies a 650-acre (2.6 km²) plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River. Biography Johnson, the son of Cecil John Johnson Jr. and Nina Ruth Kimerer Johnson. He has an older brother Cecil "John" Johnson III, sister Elizabeth Biggerstaff, and an identical twin Dennis Johnson. Johnson grew up in the small East Texas town of Lone Star (Lone Star, Texas) and graduated from Daingerfield High School (Daingerfield-Lone Star Independent School District) in 1987. He attended Northeast Texas Community College and received an Associate of Arts degree and continued his education at the University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, Texas; where he focused on intaglio (Intaglio (printmaking)), relief (Relief print), and lithography and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He attended graduate school at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree; his graduate work included printmaking, book arts, painting, and drawing which culminated in his thesis exhibition, ''Surviving the Swamp''. , 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).

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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