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01. Louisiana: A History; Bennett H Wall, John C. Rodrigue, Light Townsend Cummins, Judith Kelleher Schafer, Edward F. Haas and Michael L. Kurtz (January 28, 2014), Wiley-Blackwell

02. Maverick, Escape to Tampico (1958), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

03. The Conjectural Maverick, Maverick Trails

04. Maverick, Hostage (1957), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.




The 18th state of the United States of America, admitted into the Union on April 30, 1812.[1]


Named for the Louis XIV, King of France," meaning "Land of Louis." First attributed to the territory drained by the Mississippi River when claimed for France.[1]


Escape to Tampico: In June of 1877, Bret Maverick traveled down the Mississippi River on a riverboat from Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans, Louisiana. Later that month, he sailed from New Orleans, leaving Louisiana on a boat bound across the Gulf of Mexico for Tampico, Mexico.[2]


Hostage: In April of 1879,[3] Bret Maverick heard of the upcoming maiden voyage of Henri Devereaux's luxurious steam packet, the River Princess, from New Orleans, Louisiana to St. Louis, Missouri. Knowing of the great opportunity of the wealthiest Creole aristocrats playing poker in her salon, he invited Brother Bart to join him and help  raise a stake and an invitation for the voyage.[4]

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