You’re invited to commemorate the fascinating heritage of “No Man’s Land” from November 2018 – late 2021 with special events in honor of the Becoming Louisiana Bicentennial celebration.
The celebration will kick off February 15th-16th at Fort Jesup State Historic Site as we celebrate the time when our area was known as “No Man’s Land”.
2019 marks the 200th Anniversary of the treaty that established the Sabine River as the International Boundary of the United States and ended the “Neutral Strip” or “No Man’s Land” between Spanish Texas and American Louisiana. Renegades, pirates, and pioneers settled in the neutral strip known as “No Man’s Land” in the 1800s. At the time of the Louisiana Purchase, a large swath of the western edge of what is now Louisiana was essentially a neutral strip between the French and Spanish occupations to the east and west.