How Did Louisiana Get Its Nickname?

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Over the years Louisiana has had many different nicknames. Louisiana got it's main nickname from the state bird. The state bird is the pelican and thus Louisiana is known as The Pelican State. 
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The nickname "Pelican State" is a tribute to the official state bird, the brown
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The state nickname for Louisiana is Sportsman's Paradise (previously - Pelican State). 4.5 million call it home!
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1845.
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