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travel42 Port Guide: Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge travel42 Port of Call Guide

Situated upriver 70 mi/110 km northwest of New Orleans and home to many New Orleanians since Katrina, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is currently the most populous city in the state, a burgeoning Mississippi River port city and Louisiana's political capital.

Gov. Huey Long—populist or dictator, depending on your viewpoint—built the art-deco-style Capitol there as well as the political system that made Louisiana what it is. (Long is buried in the Capitol garden, not far from where he was assassinated...

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