Louisiana Named – 330 years ago

A color reproduction of a 17th Century map by Jean Baptiste Louis, Franquelin entitled Carte de la Louisiane ou des voyages du Sr. De La Salle.

On April 9, 1682, explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle made it to the mouth of the Mississippi River, named the territory Louisiana and claimed it in the name of France.

Happy Name Day to the entire former Louisiana Territory.