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"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 20 miles below the Great Raft, and on the E. shore of Soda Lake, about 44 miles E.S.E. of Jefferson, Tex. Steamboats ply regularly between this city and New Orleans. It contains a court house, 11 churches, 3 banking-houses, several steam mills, 2 machine-shops, gas-works, manufactures of lumber and cotton-seed oil, and printing-offices which issue 2 daily and 2 weekly newspapers. Cattle and cotton are the chief articles of export. About 40,000 bales of cotton are received here annually. Pop. in 1880, 8009; in 1890, 11,979."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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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
  • 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
  • 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...

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

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Citizen's Bank of Louisiana at Shreveport

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Union Depot

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Lake Shore Drive Around Cross Lake

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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...


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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...

  • 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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