Louisiana

Mardi Gras from Louisiana’s Cajun Country

Growing up in the Greater New Orleans Area, I thought knew everything there was to know about Louisiana Mardi Gras. I was wrong. I grew up with the big, spectacular floats and bejeweled kings and queens of New Orleans Carnival. ...

Spadefoot Toad and Other Weird State Symbols

By Kate Horowitz The bald eagle. The Lincoln Memorial. The Stars and Stripes. Symbols matter in the United States. But regional pride is important, too, and every state in the union has its own heritage to celebrate‚ÄĒsometimes in odd ...