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John Law. (Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Acc. No. 60-63RL)

John Law's Charter

"In 1717, Scottish banker John Law, serving as finance minister to the duke of Orleans, was granted Louisiana in a charter almost identical to Crozat’s. The duke of Orleans, regent successor to King Louis XIV, was desperate to help France recover from its financial woes following the king’s reign. He readily accepted John Law’s plan, historically referred to as the “Mississippi Bubble,” to establish the Royal Bank of..." Read More


Father of Louisiana
Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.
(Sketch by Janis Blair)

Immigration and Settlement

"In 1698, nobleman Pierre le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville, a Canadian war hero, was selected along with his younger brother, Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, to lead the expedition to establish a settlement and a French military outpost near the Mississippi River. Catholic priests were included in the Iberville party on his voyage. As the “Founder of Louisiana,” Iberville successfully rediscovered the Mississippi River on..." Read More


President Abraham Lincoln

The Emancipation Proclamation

"On January l, 1863, President Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in those areas of the Confederate States of America that had not yet returned to Union control. Due to early control by the North, thirteen parishes were exempt from the proclamation as they were considered to be “Union parishes.” St. Charles was one of the thirteen. Congress then passed the Fourteenth Amendment..." Read More