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."
Only six of the 19 NCAA tournament games in McNeese history have come against opponents not from Louisiana or Texas... The way the bracket played out, with a game against fourth seed Northwestern State and two against conference runner-up Southeastern Louisiana, benefited the Cowgirls, who won all three games and jumped 13 spots in the RPI standings.
Britt hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, her first of the season; her two-RBI double was part of an eight-run fifth inning which bust the game open for the Seahawks... The game will be televised on ACC Network; Auburn and Louisiana round out the field at the double-elimination regional.
played in eight games last fall, logging five tackles, one ... The Lafayette, Louisiana, native played in 33 career games during his four-year career, while tallying 52 tackles, one interception and 10 pass breakups.
UK didn’t generate much offense in the game, with Johnson and KaylaKowalik each getting two hits of the seven the team had total ... Bowlds was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in a 5-1 win over top seed Louisiana Tech in the second of back-to-back elimination games WKU won Friday to stay alive in the tournament.
BASEBALL ... -- MitchellGladstone. ASU's midweek matchup vs. Ole Miss canceled. Ole Miss has called off today's game against Arkansas State due to travel and scheduling circumstances ... ASU will conclude its season with a three-game set at Louisiana-Monroe beginning Thursday, needing a sweep to stay in contention for a Sun Belt Conference tournament berth ... .
The Tigers (39-15) will match up first against UNC Wilmington (32-13) in the noon game at McWhorter Stadium followed by Louisiana (45-11) against Auburn (39-15) at 2.30 p.m. There will be three games Saturday in the double-elimination format and the championship will be played Sunday.
UL is currently riding a season-high 13-game winning streak, as well as 22 wins in the last 23 games ... Offensively, exploded in that championship game with the home runs.” ... “The game of softball can turn on a dime on you ... In all, the Tigers (39-15) enter Friday’s game on a five-game losing streak ... Friday's Games. Game 1 ... Game 2 ... Louisiana, 1.30 p,m,.