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"The Magic City of the Pinelands"

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The population of Bogalusa is approximately 15,000 (1997), 12232 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,476 (1990), 4960 (2010).

The amount of land area in Bogalusa is 24.519 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bogalusa is 9.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.13 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bogalusa to Washington DC is 935 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 79 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bogalusa is positioned 30.78 degrees north of the equator and 89.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Bogalusa location: on the eastern border of Washington Parish in the "Florida Parishes" section of Louisiana on the Pearl River (the dividing line between Louisiana and Mississippi),

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History & History Related Items

Bogalusa history:

The name, Bogalusa, comes the creek, Bogue Lusa. This creek goes through the city and the name means smoky or dark waters.

Sites of some of Bogalusa's Historic Homes:
South Border Drive - Mayor Sullivan's Home
Founders Drive - Goodyear Home
Louisiana Avenue - Milltown Theater

Bogalusa, called "The Magic City of the Pinelands" is the only city in the parish (county) It was also known as "The Green Empire.". It was founded by the Goodyears of Buffalo, New York, in 1906. The giant sawmill which brought the town into existence began operation is 1908. Bogalusa's population grew in a few months to 8,000; by 1914, the year of its incorporation, it had reached 10,000; and today its inhabitants number approximately 15,000. The site on which was once located the largest yellow pine sawmill in the world, now contains the industries of the Gaylord Container Corporation, makers of paper, boxes, bags, and other paper products. There are 22 other manufacturing plants located near Bogalusa.

A Picture Album of Bogalusa history
The founding of Bogalusa: 1906
The incorporation date of Bogalusa: 1914

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Bogalusa attractions:

Louisiana Museum of Ancient Culture and The Bogue Lusa Pioneer Museum are located in Cassidy Park in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Bogalusa City Hall is on the Federal Register of Historic Places

The Depot: (Maintained as a private museum)

Historical Mural & American Flag

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