History of Louisiana long and bright, begins long before it became a state in 1812. It seems that the first property in the territory belonged to the French, when the territory came under the French crown in 1731 but in 1763 the French transferred territory after Spain French and Indian war.
At the turn of the century the region was under French control for a short time, but Napoleon sold it to the United States in a few short years. It was at this moment of Louisiana history begins with the entry into the Union soon.
Louisiana history includes the contributions of many of our current natural resources, including natural gas and oil. In Louisiana cultivated many cultures, among which the most famous sugar cane and cotton.
Other crops include sweet potatoes, rice, and soybeans. New Orleans has become a popular tourist destination and millions of people are going to see the annual celebration of Carnival, and more, to enjoy the scenic French Quarter, gourmet Southern cuisine and a variety of entertainment in the region.
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina left a devastating path of destruction across Louisiana, especially New Orleans area. This dark spot in the history of Louisiana is slowly but surely overcome, and new construction and development are constant. However, it will still be some time before this great city will regain its rightful place as a pearl of history of Louisiana.