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History of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Shreveport was first settled in 1803 and it was originally named "Shreve Town." It wasn’t until 1839 that the town was incorporated as "Shreveport."

The world’s first ever Shriner’s Hospital was founded in Shreveport in 1922.

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  • 1836 - Shreveport, Louisiana founded

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  • 1854 - Shreveport
    Shreveport, a thriving post-village, capital of Caddo parish, Louisiana, on the right (W.) bank of Red river, about 300 miles by land or 550 miles by ...Read MORE...


  • Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
    Citizen's Bank of Louisiana at Shreveport
  • Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
    Union Depot
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Shreveport
    Shreveport, shreev'port, a city of Louisiana, the capital of Caddo parish, is on the W. bank of Red River, and on the Texas & Pacific Railroad, about ...Read MORE...


  • News 1906 - Engineer Killed.
    Shreveport, La., July 23. - The engine of a local freight train on the Kansas City Southern overturned in a collision with a herd of cattle just outsi...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Shreveport, a city, capital of Caddo parish, La., is on the W. bank of the Red River and on the Texas and Pacific, the St. Louis Southwestern and othe...Read MORE...


  • Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
    Lake Shore Drive Around Cross Lake
    Postcard
  • News 1930 - ONE HOTEL GUEST BURNED TO DEATH. EXPLOSION HEARD JUST BEFORE BLAZE IS DISCOVERED AT SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Shreveport, La., Jan. 3. - OPAL O'KELLY, 24, of Carthage, Texas, was burned to death when fire destroyed the two upper floors of the three-story Tullo...Read MORE...


  • Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
    Washington-Youree Hotel

    "Peter Youree (April 23, 1843 – July 13, 1914) was an American businessman and banker from Shreveport, Louisiana. He was president of the Louisiana Bankers Association from 1908 to 1909.

    ...He also financed the... Read MORE...

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  • 1953 - August 16 - KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins

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Citizen's Bank of Louisiana at Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
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Union Depot
Postcard

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
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Lake Shore Drive Around Cross Lake
Postcard

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
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Washington-Youree Hotel

"Peter Youree (April 23, 1843 – July 13, 1914) was an American businessman and banker from Shreveport, Louisiana. He was president of the Louisiana Bankers Association from 1908 to 1909.

...He also financed the... Read MORE...

Postcard


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  • 1836 - Shreveport, Louisiana founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Shreveport
    Shreveport, a thriving post-village, capital of Caddo parish, Louisiana, on the right (W.) bank of Red river, about 300 miles by land or 550 miles by ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Shreveport
    Shreveport, shreev'port, a city of Louisiana, the capital of Caddo parish, is on the W. bank of Red River, and on the Texas & Pacific Railroad, about ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Shreveport, a city, capital of Caddo parish, La., is on the W. bank of the Red River and on the Texas and Pacific, the St. Louis Southwestern and... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - Engineer Killed.
    Shreveport, La., July 23. - The engine of a local freight train on the Kansas City Southern overturned in a collision with a herd of cattle just... Read MORE...

  • News  1930 - ONE HOTEL GUEST BURNED TO DEATH. EXPLOSION HEARD JUST BEFORE BLAZE IS DISCOVERED AT SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Shreveport, La., Jan. 3. - OPAL O'KELLY, 24, of Carthage, Texas, was burned to death when fire destroyed the two upper floors of the three-story... Read MORE...

  • 1953 - August 16 - KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins

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