There is, however, also evidence that these societies were thriving at the time of the first Spanish contact, and that later Spanish expeditions encountered the aftermath of the diseases spread unknowingly by the first expedition.
French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville led an exploration party up the Mississippi River in 1699.
Breckinridge (the former Vice President of the United States) and Daniel Ruggles tried in vain to recapture Baton Rouge.
It was ruled by seven different governments: French, British, and Spanish in the colonial era, West Floridian, United States territory and state, Confederate, and United States again.The Proto-Muskogean language divided into its descendant languages by about 1000 BC; a cultural boundary between either side of Mobile Bay and the Black Warrior River began to appear between about 1200 BC and 500 BC, a period called the Middle "Gulf Formational Stage".July 5, 2016 saw the shooting of Alton Sterling, a black man, by police officers.) (2.81%) is water.The city is located on the first set of bluffs north of the Mississippi River Delta's coastal plains.From top clockwise: the Horace Wilkinson Bridge spanning across the Mississippi River, Tiger Stadium during an LSU football game, the Shaw Center for the Arts on Lafayette Street, an aerial view of Louisiana State University, the Huey P. It forms the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish and is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.
Long Memorial in the State Capitol Gardens, the Varsity Theatre near LSU, and the Louisiana State Capitol in downtown Baton Rouge., meaning 'red stick') is the capital of the U. As its capital city, Baton Rouge is the political hub of Louisiana.In the 1950s and 1960s, Baton Rouge experienced a boom in the petrochemical industry, causing the city to expand away from the original center.A building boom that began in the 1990s continued into the 2000s, during which Baton Rouge was one of the fastest-growing cities in the South in terms of technology, Baton Rouge's population temporarily surged after Hurricane Katrina (2005), as it accepted as many as 200,000 displaced residents.When the Bourbon Democrats regained power in 1882, they returned the state government to Baton Rouge, where it has since remained.In his 1893 guidebook, Karl Baedeker described Baton Rouge as "the Capital of Louisiana, a quaint old place with 10,378 inhabitants, on a bluff above the Mississippi".Because of its prominent location along the river and on the bluffs, which prevents flooding, the French built a fort in the city in 1719.