Saturday, 4 September 2021

Visiting the Oldest French City in Louisiana – Part 1

French press coffee maker, just for illustration

You might know that New Orleans as a French city in Louisiana. It was established in 1718.

But, the first settlement was in Natchitoches city in 1714, about 258.2 miles (416 km) from New Orleans.

French has huge territory in America continent, from Canada to Mississippi river to Gulf of Mexico.

Due to some problems to manage territories, include slavery revolution in Haiti, then trigger French authority to sell part of them.

USA government negotiated to buy French territory called as “Louisiana purchase.”

French then sold to the USA in 1803 with price of US$ 15 million for 828,000 square miles area.

It was equal to US$18 per square mile only. Purchasing was considered very cheap on that time.


One of oldest building in the town.

Purchased regions include 15 new states, they are:

- Arkansas
- Missiouri
- Iowa
- Oklahoma
- Kansas
- Colorado
- Louisiana
- Minnesota
- Montana
- Nebraska
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- Texas
- Wyoming.

# To be continued to part 2

6 comments:

  1. How good it is to know more about other cities and countries.
    I liked the coffee maker!
    Have a great weekend!

    Kisses

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  2. Very interesting.
    Have a nice week :)

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      French press coffee maker, just for illustration

      You might know that New Orleans as a French city in Louisiana. It was established in 1718.

      But, the first settlement was in Natchitoches city in 1714, about 258.2 miles (416 km) from New Orleans.

      French has huge territory in America continent, from Canada to Mississippi river to Gulf of Mexico.

      Due to some problems to manage territories, include slavery revolution in Haiti, then trigger French authority to sell part of them.

      USA government negotiated to buy French territory called as “Louisiana purchase.”

      French then sold to the USA in 1803 with price of US$ 15 million for 828,000 square miles area.

      It was equal to US$18 per square mile only. Purchasing was considered very cheap on that time.

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