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Baton Rouge, Louisiana has a unique history, with its name derived from blood-soaked poles discovered by French explorers.1 The city was originally a military post named for a red cypress tree that had been stripped of its bark.2 The Louisiana State Capitol is just shy of 450 feet tall, and it was used as a path for the Governor to travel underground.3 The Tiger Stadium, nicknamed 'Death Valley', is the sixth largest on-campus stadium in the United States, with a capacity of 102,321. The Myrtles Plantation is renowned for its paranormal activity and is now a popular destination for visitors who come to experience the haunted atmosphere and spend the night in the historic inn and restaurant.
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