The Tribune (successor to L’Union) is declared an official paper of the United States.
On cotton plantations, former slaves demand a percentage of the crop and land with living quarters
Reconstruction Act of 1867 is passed.
Louisiana State Lottery is developed.
The first ice factory is established in New Orleans.
American Baptist Home Missionary School establishes Leland University in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Cotton Exchange is established to make the cotton industry more efficient
Oscar J. Dunn is elected as the first black lieutenant governor of Louisiana.
Lafcadio Hearn arrives in New Orleans as a correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial
Reconstruction is over in Louisiana.
Francis T. Nicholls (D) and Stephen B. Packard (R) take an oath of office for Governor.
United States is given the Statue of Liberty.
New Orleans hosts the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition
The Daily Picayune states that those sentenced to over 6 years ought to be sentenced to death
James J. Corbett is the new world heavyweight boxing champion after his win over John L. Sullivan
The Louisiana State Lottery Company holds its final drawing.
2,000 are killed by a hurricane in lower Louisiana and Mississippi.
Plessy v. Ferguson: Nicholls court affirms the lower court decision upholding Jim Crow Laws.
Alice Dunbar Nelson leaves Louisiana and never returns
New restrictions required voters to own property and have certain literacy requirements.
Machine guns are used for the first time on the battlefield.
Minden, Louisiana receives a state record low of –16 degrees fahrenheit
Congress creates the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Henry Ford makes the Model T.Model T cars can be bought for the first time for $825.
Commercial mining starts in Sulphur Louisiana.
The last yellow fever epidemic hits Louisiana
Lincoln pennies are issued for the first time.
One of the worst hurricanes and floods hit New Orleans
Germany initiates the first use of poison gas in WWI.
A natural gas field is located near Monroe
Impressionism hits New Orleans.
The U.S. Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
Women are granted the right to vote after the 19th amendment is ratified.
Louisiana’s carbon black industry now produces 77% of the nation’s carbon black.
Native Americans are now considered United State Citizens.
Huey Pierce Long unsuccessfully runs for governor.
Xavier University, the first United States university for African Americas opens in New Orleans.
Barataria and LaFourche Canal Company is sold to the Corps of Engineers
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Slavery is abolished under the new constitution
The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 does not affect Union territory.
Edmund Kirby-Smith surrenders to union troops
Congress creates the Freedmen’s Bureau
Carpetbaggers are northerners who move to the South after the Civil War.
Cotton farmers must borrow money to reestablish their plantations after the war.
The Republican Party tries to reopen the constitutional convention of 1864 to address black suffrage.
Civil Rights Act of 1866 is passed allowing all citizens to their rights regardless of race.
After the Civil War, most people cannot afford paintings and instead purchase drawings and etchings.
Louisiana is readmitted to the Union
The Constitution of 1868.
Local operas try to reinforce segregated seating after it has already been eliminated.
A fire destroys the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning in Lafayette.
Landscape painting slowly emerges in the South
Robert E. Lee beats the Natchez in a steamboat race.
The Louisiana State Seminary of Learning moves to Baton Rouge and becomes Louisiana State University.
Rex, the King of Carnival, is created for Mardi Gras festivities.
Carbon Black is successfully produced for industrial purposes.
Henry Clay Warmoth is impeached.
P.B.S Pinchback steps down from his seat as Governor.
Coushatta Massacre starts after J.B. Dickson, is shot.
The White League is organized to support white supremacy
Civil Rights Act of 1875 prevents segregation in public places
Timber Act of 1876 opens vast tracts of yellow pine and cypress swamplands to northern timber interests
Yellow fever kills over 5,000 Louisianians.
Baton Rouge becomes Louisiana’s permanent capital.
The Southern Art Union is founded
Railroads are now crucial for transportation within the state
Kansas is the first state to adopt prohibition after the Civil War.
The Chinese are no longer allowed to immigrate to the United States after the Chinese Exclusion Act passes.
The Supreme Court rules that Native Americans cannot be United States citizens.
Technical innovations make it easier to drag cypress logs out by boat or steam driven engines.
H. Sophie Newcomb College for Women is founded.
The Thibodaux Massacre results over a strike for higher wages
The Dawes Act is passed.
The last US-Indian War ends with the Battle of Wounded Knee.
Louisiana cypress mills produce approximately 550 million shingles.
Frederick Douglas is the first black to be nominated for President.
The introduction of band saws revolutionizes the milling industry.
Ellsworth Woodward becomes president of H. Sophie Newcomb College for Women
The Midwest land between Lafayette and Lake Charles is now cultivated by thousands of rice farmers.
The Citizens Committee is formed.
The lottery is made illegal.
Edward Douglass White of Lafourche Parish is appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
Alice Dunbar Nelson publishes her first book, “Violets and Other Tales.”
Nine mills surround Lake Charles.
William Woodward and many other artists produce images of urban decay
The Dow Jones announces they will report some industrial stocks.
The Supreme Court rules against Plessy.
The “red light district” in New Orleans is established with the creation of Storyville.
Louisiana Cypress Lumber Company in Harvey operates the largest cypress mill in the world.
New Orleans jazz slowly develops.
It is estimated that Louisiana has 63% of the United States’ cypress ready to be cut down.
The Magnolia becomes the official state flower.
New Orleans Streetcar employees go on strike.
Captured Confederate flags from the Civil War are returned to the South.
Beauregard Parish is established.
Shreveport hosts the first Louisiana State Fair.
Louisiana State Museum is established.
William Woodward founds the School of Architecture at Tulane.
New Orleans hosts an international aviation tournament.
The United States no longer allows criminals, anarchists, paupers, or the sick to immigrate.
Edward Douglass White is appointed as the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Edenborn Cypress Black in Winn Parish is still considered to be the largest and oldest cypress.
George Mestach succeeds in flying airmail from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.
Today there are no large virgin cypress trees standing in the United States
Income tax is put into effect after the 16th amendment passes.
New Orleans Times Picayune is formed from the New Orleans Times Democrat and the New Orleans Picayune.
The United States publicly announces that it will not get involved in WWI.
The United States enters WWI.
Cotton prices rise because of World War I.
Louisiana adopts the 18th amendment of prohibition.
The French Opera House in New Orleans burns down.
There are six carbon black plants operating near Monroe producing 27% of the nation’s carbon black supply
The League of Nations is established.
The Communist Party of America is established in Chicago.
Tonalism, a branch of Impressionism, starts another influential movement on New Orleans painters.
Louisiana adopts a new constitution
President Harding approves the Willis Campell Act.
Southern States Art League moves from Charleston to New Orleans.
Gulf Lumber Company in Fullerton, Louisiana can now produce 120,000,000 board feet a year.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established.
The Attorney General states that women may legally wear trousers anywhere.
Lake Charles becomes a large seaport because of the new waterways to the Gulf of Mexico
Congress establishes the U.S. Customs Court
Henry Ford stops production on the Model T and begins to produce the Model A.
The worst flood in the United States hits Louisiana leaving 300,000 people homeless
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