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Sunday, December 20, 2009

The LA Purchase is finalized

On Dec 20th 1803 the Louisiana Purchase is formally transferred from France to US for $27 million. This tract of land stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.

Eventually this land purchase contained what has become all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, parts of Minnesota that were west of the Mississippi River, most of North Dakota, nearly all of South Dakota, northeastern New Mexico, the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Continental Divide, and Louisiana west of the Mississippi River, including the city of New Orleans.

Good deal President Jefferson!