Baton Rouge is home to the Louisiana State Capitol building. It was built in the 1930s, stands 450 feet tall, and has 34 floors. There aren't many skyscraper capitols in the country, and this building is one of them. Finally, it's only one of nine capitol buildings that do not have a dome. With 249,000 square feet and surrounded by 27 acres of landscaped grounds, the Louisiana State Capitol is truly a work of art.
Baton Rouge is the second largest city in Louisiana with about 214,374 residents.
Home to the LSU Tigers men's basketball, LSU Tigers women's basketball, Louisiana State University and more.
Louisiana State University, located in Baton Rouge, has kept a live tiger as its mascot since the 1930s. Named Mike, the tiger is neither purchased by LSU nor bred for captivity. LSU only takes in tigers in need of a sanctuary home. The current Mike came to LSU in September 2017. Mike can be seen in an enclosure attached to the LSU Football Stadium, known as Death Valley. He can be seen lounging on his heated rock by the pool or roaming among the fronds of jungle plants in his fully renovated, 15,000-square-foot home. His sprawling enclosure can make anyone long for a luxury home of their own.
Baton Rouge was originally a city founded by French settlers. Before it was a city, Baton Rouge was a military post, founded in 1719. The post was named "Baton Rouge" for a red cypress tree stripped of its bark. The tree was a marker that showed the boundary between Houma and Bayou Goula hunting grounds. The tree was named "Red Stick," thus, "Baton Rouge."
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