Louisiana Land and Exploration Company

Louisiana Land and Exploration Company
Item# 1787

Louisiana Land and Exploration Company
Incorporated in Maryland in 1926, the Louisiana Land and Exploration Company headquarters were located in downtown New Orleans. In 1996, LLE was among the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies based in the United States. LL&E; conducted exploration and production operations in the U.S. and selected foreign areas. LLE was purchased by Burlington Resources in 1997.

While the company was steeped in oil history, one its more public moments came in 1987, when 18 white alligators were discovered on company property in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. These blue-eyed "blondes" of the alligator world were not albinos, but leucistic. They were the only ones known to exist in the world. All 18 were males (the females apparently died because the nest temperature did not support them).

Certificate: Capital Stock, issued in the 1940s

Printer: American Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8 (h) x 12 (w)

State: LA-Louisiana

Subject Matter: Oil Companies

Vignette Topic(s): Oil Wells Featured | Pelican Featured

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas and body, some toning from age.

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