Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial

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The year 2003 marked the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial, a year-long celebration of activities and events statewide to entertain, educate and inspire Louisiana citizens and visitors. This site is dedicated to commemorating the event.

Read more about the historical background of the Louisiana Purchase, browse historic documents from and see how a fledgling nation barely a generation old has doubled in size overnight and became one of the largest nations in the world.

Visit New Orleans main website Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Shreveport and the other beautiful Louisiana cities that grew up on the land, to experience American Heritage first hand.