The State of Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America. The capital of
Louisiana is Baton Rouge, and the largest
city is New Orleans
based on March 2007 data which suggest New Orleans population
increased by 32,000 people since the Census Bureau's count in July
2006 to bring the population to 255,000. The population within the
city limits of Baton Rouge itself was 224,000 pre-Katrina and
according to the Census Bureau the population increased by only
8,000 in the year following Katrina to bring it to about 232,000.
Other data suggest that even with its many post-Katrina problems,
the repopulation of New Orleans is occurring in great numbers.
The Queen is 285 feet
long (86.9 meters), 58 feet (17.7m) wide, and draws
11.5 feet (3.5m). The boat weighs 1,650 tons (1,676 metric tons), with a
capacity of 200 passengers. Its compound steam engine generates
powering a stern-mounted paddlewheel.
Located in the heart of Cajun
country, Eunice is famous for its Cajun music, and in November 1997
the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum was founded there. The City
of Eunice and the National Park Service sponsor "Laissez les bons
temps rouler au rendezvous des cajuns", a live Cajun music show
every Saturday night at the Liberty Theatre, an old movie theatre
that was restored by a "coup de main" by local volunteers after
falling into disrepair. Eunice is home to the Prairie Acadian
Cultural Center, a unit of Jean
Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.