Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibis and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of orchids and carnivorous plants.
On November 2, 1913, the Louisiana departed from Lorain, Ohio to deliver a load of coal to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After completing her stop in Milwaukee, the Louisiana made way for Escanaba, Michigan to pick up a load of iron ore. In the early morning hours of November 8, the ship passed through Porte des Morts. Upon reaching the strait, she was greeted by a severe snowstorm. The captain attempted to take refuge at Washington Island in Door County, Wisconsin, but the heavy seas and howling wind proved too strong for the ship's anchors to hold her in place, and she was run aground.
Despite the situation on board the Louisiana, the crew opted to remain aboard the vessel rather than taking the one small lifeboat they had out to the raging seas. However, a fire broke out in the cargo hold later in the morning and the crew members were left with no choice. A rescue ship had been deployed from Plum Island, but the breaking waves were too powerful for the ship to be able to reach the crew. In the end, the crew was able to make it to shore.
The town was founded in 1817 by John Walter Basye and named after his daughter, Louisiana Basye. Other notable early residents were Samuel Caldwell and Joel Shaw, both of whom purchased land from Bayse in 1818. All three properties became the original town plat and comprised mainly riverfront properties. Many of the towns residents trace their ancestry to these town pioneers. Louisiana proved to be a profitable shipping point on the Mississippi River, and that wealth led to numerous substantial antebellum homes. Many of those still remain and, along with the Georgia Street Historic District in downtown Louisiana, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has noted that the town has "the most intact Victorian Streetscape in the state of Missouri."
Both teams are already assured bowl bids, but Louisiana-Lafayette has never won a Sun Belt Conference championship game and wants nothing more than to do so in what could be coach Billy Napier’s last game with the Ragin’ Cajuns before he heads to his next job at Florida.
20 Ragin' Cajuns in the Sun Belt Conference championship game ... This season, Louisiana-Lafayette dropped its season opener at Texas and has run off a school-record 11 straight victories since, going unbeaten in the Sun Belt to earn the right to host the league title game for the first time ... Hosting this game was important for Louisiana-Lafayette.
In five of those cases, that team lost its conference championship game ... The only team that won its final game of the regular season and fell out of playoff position was TCU in 2014 ... Back then there was no Big 12 championship game and Baylor and TCU “shared” the conference title, though Baylor beat the Horned Frogs in the regular season.
About a half hour before Mendenhall spoke regarding the choice he made, UVa announced that he planned to step down from his post after its bowl game to complete a six-year run at the helm of the Cavaliers ... He was an assistant coach before that with stops at Oregon State, Snow College, Louisiana Tech and New Mexico.
Here's how we rank this week's championship games in order of upset potential ... 24 Louisiana ... Lafayette, Louisiana Latest Odds ... The SunBelt Championship Game is a rematch from a game earlier this season when Louisiana crushed the Mountaineers 41-13, holding them to just 211 yards. Granted, Louisiana head coach Billy Napier took the Florida job.
Utah running back Tavion Thomas (9) runs into the end zone during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon Saturday, Nov ...The Ducks are 2-1 ATS as underdogs this season and 4-2 in their past six games in the role ... 2 game won and covered by Oklahoma State, 24-14 ... Louisiana is 5-2 ATS in its past seven games as an underdog.
The weeknight games are interesting, but you don’t have to rearrange your plans for them.Friday ...IncomingFlorida coach Billy Napier has done well in one-score games at Louisiana. If Billy Napier’s final game at Louisiana comes down to the wire, that’s an encouraging sign for Florida’s incoming coach.
Referring to it as a sports lover’s dream, Cernek said it was a new era moving forward for tribal members and the casino in offering first-class gaming and entertainment services ... It features staffed cage windows, 18 self-service kiosks located inside the venue and on the gaming floor and over 40 giant TVs for guests to watch the sporting events.