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Encyclopedia > Shreveport, Louisiana
City of Shreveport
City
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Nicknames : Port City , River City , Ratchet City
Motto : The Next Great City of the South
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Caddo
Area 117.8 sq mi (305.1 km²)
 - land 103.1 sq mi (267 km²)
 - water 14.6 sq mi (37.8 km²), 12.39%
 - metro 2,698 sq mi (6,987.8 km²)
Center
 - coordinates 32°28′05″N 93°46′16″W / 32.46806, -93.77111Coordinates: 32°28′05″N 93°46′16″W / 32.46806, -93.77111
 - elevation 144 ft (43.9 m)
Population 200,145 (2000)
 - metro 375,965 (2000)
Density 1,940.5 /sq mi (749.2 /km²)
 - metro 139 /sq mi (53.7 /km²)
Founded 1836
 - Incorporated March 20, 1839
Mayor Cedric Glover (D)
City Council Chair: R.M. "Monty" Walford (D)

Dist A: Calvin B. Lester, Jr. (D)
Dist B: R. "Monty" Walford (D)
Dist C: Michael D. Long (R)
Dist D: Bryan K. Wooley (R)
Dist E: Ron Webb (R)
Dist F: Joe Shyne (D)
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Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 71101, 71103-9, 71115, 71118-9, 71129
Area code 318
Location of Shreveport in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Website : http://www.ci.shreveport.la.us

Shreveport, Louisiana, is the third-largest city and the third largest metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Louisiana and the 99th-largest city in the United States.[1][2][3] It is the seat of Caddo Parish. Bossier City lies across the Red River in Bossier Parish and the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area population exceeds 375,000.[4]  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 318 is a telephone area code that covers the central and northern parts of Louisiana. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 331 × 303 pixelsFull resolution (331 × 303 pixel, file size: 12 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Donaldsonville, Louisiana Gonzales, Louisiana Sorrento, Louisiana... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_LA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Louisiana ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Caddo Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA. [1] [2] As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,461. ... The Red River is one of several rivers with that name, and of two rivers with that name in the United States. ... Bossier Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Shreveport-Bossier City is a metropolitan statistical area, composed of Bossier, Caddo and De Soto parishes, located in North Louisiana. ...


Shreveport is the commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex, the area where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet. Many people in the community refer to the two cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, which are separated only by the Red River, as "Shreveport-Bossier". The general area of the Ark-La-Tex highlighted within the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of Shreveport

Shreveport in 1920 The town was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a development corporation established to start a town at the meeting point of the Red River and the Texas Trail. ...

Early settlers

The town was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a development corporation established to start a town at the meeting point of the Red River and the Texas Trail. The Red River was cleared and made newly navigable by Captain Henry Miller Shreve, who commanded the United States Army Corps of Engineers. A 180-mile (289 km) long natural logjam, the Great Raft, had previously obstructed passage to shipping. Shreve used a specially modified riverboat, the Heliopolis, to remove the logjam. The company and the village of Shreve Town were named in Shreve's honor.[5] Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Texas Trail is a 1925 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Henry Miller Shreve (October 21, 1785 - 1854) was an American inventor and steamboat captain and the man who opened up the Mississippi, Ohio and Red Rivers to steamboat navigation. ... The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is a federal agency made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... “km” redirects here. ... The Great Raft was a gigantic logjam or series of rafts that clogged the Red River and was unique in North America. ... A riverboat is a specialized watercraft (vessel) designed for operating on inland waterways. ...


Shreve Town was originally contained within the boundaries of a section of land sold to the company by the indigenous Caddo Indians in the year of 1835. In 1838, Caddo Parish was created from the large Natchitoches Parish (pronounced "NACK-a-tish") and Shreve Town became the parish seat. Shreveport remains the parish seat of Caddo Parish today. On March 20, 1839, the town was incorporated as "Shreveport". Originally, the town consisted of 64 city blocks, created by eight streets running west from the Red River and eight streets running south from Cross Bayou, one of its tributaries. The Caddo are a nation, or group of tribes, of Southeastern Native Americans who, in the 16th century, inhabited much of what is now East Texas, Western Louisiana and portions of southern Arkansas and Oklahoma. ... Natchitoches Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... A parish seat is the administrative center of a parish in the US state of Louisiana. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Shreveport soon became a center of steamboat commerce, mostly cotton and agricultural crops. Shreveport also had a slave market, though slave trading was not as widespread as in other parts of the state. Both slaves and freedmen worked on the river steamboats which plied the Red River, and as stevedores loading and unloading cargo. By 1860, Shreveport had a free population of 2,200 and 1,300 slaves within the city limits.


During the U.S. Civil War, Shreveport was capital of Louisiana (1863-1865). The city was a Confederate stronghold and was the site of the headquarters of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate Army. Isolated from events in the east, the Civil War continued in the Trans-Mississippi theater for several weeks after Robert E. Lee's surrender in April 1865, and the Trans-Mississippi was the last Confederate Command to surrender (May 26, 1865). Confederate President Jefferson Davis attempted to flee to Shreveport when he left Richmond but was captured in Georgia en route. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


The Red River, opened by Shreve in the 1830s, remained navigable until 1914 when disuse, owing to the rise of the railroad, once again resulted in the river becoming unnavigable. In 1994, the Red River was restored to navigability by the Army Corps of Engineers with the completion of a series of lock and dam structures and a navigation channel. Today, Shreveport-Bossier City is again being developed as a port and shipping center. Red River may refer to the following: Rivers Red River of the North, flows through Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba, in the Red River Valley Red River of the South,, a. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ...


Twentieth century

By the 1910s, Huddie William Ledbetter - also known as "Leadbelly" (1889-1949), a blues singer and guitarist who eventually achieved worldwide fame - was performing for Shreveport audiences in St. Paul's Bottoms, the notorious red light district of Shreveport which operated legally from 1903 to 1917. Ledbetter began to develop his own style of music after exposure to a variety of musical influences on Shreveport's Fannin Street, a row of saloons, brothels, and dance halls in the Bottoms. Leadbelly (January 29, 1885 - December 6, 1949) was an influential blues singer and guitarist. ...

Downtown Shreveport at night.
Downtown Shreveport at night.

Shreveport was also home to the "Louisiana Hayride" radio program, broadcast weekly from the city's Municipal Auditorium. During its heyday from 1948 to 1960, this program spawned the careers of some of the greatest names in American music. The Hayride featured names such as Hank Williams, Sr. and Elvis Presley (who got his start at this venue). Image File history File links Shreveport_Night. ... Image File history File links Shreveport_Night. ... The Louisiana Hayride was a radio broadcast from the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States that during its heyday from 1948 to 1960 helped launch the careers of the some of the greatest names in American music. ... Heyday was a horse that competed in the sport of eventing, ridden by American Bruce Davidson. ... Events March 23 - Take It From Here was first broadcast by the BBC. April 3 - The Louisiana Hayride from Shreveport makes its debut. ... Events August 27 - The Louisiana Hayride put on its final show. ... For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ... Elvis redirects here. ...


In 1963, headlines across the country reported that Sam Cooke was arrested after his band tried to register at a “whites only” Holiday Inn in Shreveport.[6] In the months following, Cooke recorded the civil rights era song, A Change Is Gonna Come. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Change Is Gonna Come is a 1965 single by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, written and first recorded in 1963 and released under the RCA Victor label a month after his late 1964 death. ...


The coming of riverboat gambling to Shreveport in the mid-1990s spurred a revitalization of the downtown and riverfront areas. Many downtown streets were given a facelift through the "Streetscape" project, where brick sidewalks and crosswalks were built and various artistic statues, sculptures, and mosaics were added. The Texas Street Bridge was lit up with controversial neon lights,[7] initially accompanied by a green laser which was eventually abandoned.[citation needed] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Sculptor redirects here. ... This article is about a decorative art. ... A neon lamp is a gas discharge lamp containing neon gas at low pressure. ... For other uses, see Laser (disambiguation). ...


Geography

Shreveport is located at 32°28′5″N, 93°46′16″W (32.468003, -93.771115)[8] and has an elevation of 144 feet (44 m).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 117.8 square miles (305.1 km²), of which, 103.1 square miles (267.1 km²) of it is land and 14.6 square miles (37.9 km²) of it (12.44%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Landscape

Shreveport's landscape sits on a low elevation overlooking the Red River. Pine forests, cotton fields, wetlands, and waterways mark the outskirts of the city.


Climate

Shreveport has a humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate classification Cfa). Rainfall is abundant with the normal annual rain just over 51 inches, with monthly averages ranging less than 3 inches in August to more than 5 inches in May and June. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail and occasional tornadoes occur in the area during the spring. The winter months are normally mild with an average of 39 days of freezing or below-freezing temperatures per year, though ice and sleet storms do occur. Summer months are very warm and humid, with maximum temperatures exceeding 95 degrees about 32 days per year, with high to very high relative average humidity sometimes exceeding the 90 percent level. The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 56 (13) 61 (16) 69 (20) 77 (25) 83 (28) 90 (32) 93 (33) 93 (33) 88 (31) 79 (26) 67 (19) 59 (15) 76 (24)
Average low °F (°C) 36 (2) 39 (3) 46 (7) 54 (12) 62 (16) 70 (21) 73 (22) 72 (22) 66 (18) 55 (12) 45 (7) 38 (3) 55 (12)
Average precipitation:
inches (cm)
4.1 (10) 4.0 (10) 3.7 (9) 4.6 (11) 5.1 (12) 4.1 (10) 3.6 (9) 2.5 (6) 3.1 (7) 3.7 (9) 4.1 (10) 4.2 (10) 46.9 (119)

Source: Weatherbase[10]


Neighborhoods

Shreveport encompasses many different neighborhoods and districts. Below is a list of the various areas in Greater Shreveport.

Texas Street Bridge over the Red River
A westward view of downtown Shreveport from RiverView Park
A westward view of downtown Shreveport from RiverView Park
  • Allendale
  • Anderson Island
  • Blanchard
  • Broadmoor
  • Cedar Grove
  • Cooper Road
  • Cross Lake
  • Downtown
  • Ellerbe Road
  • Greenwood
  • Highland
  • Jack Quarters
  • Jewella-South Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Keithville
  • Lakeside
  • Ledbetter Heights
  • LSUS-University Area
  • Madison Park
  • Riverfront District
  • Shreve Island
  • Shreve City
  • South Highlands
  • Southern Hills
  • Southern Trace
  • Spring Lake
  • Texas Border
  • Queensborough
  • Ingleside
  • Pines Road
  • Mooretown
  • Hollywood

Image File history File links Shreveport_LA-Texas_Street_Bridge. ... Image File history File links Shreveport_LA-Texas_Street_Bridge. ... The Red River is one of several rivers with that name, and of two rivers with that name in the United States. ... Blanchard is a town located in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. ... Cedar Grove, a neighborhood within the confines of Shreveport, Louisiana, was once a thriving area of town, complete with houses, businesses, and other shops. ... Cross Lake is an 8,575 acre lake located near Shreveport, Louisiana. ... ... Greenwood is a town located in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. ... Allendale is named for Confederate Gov. ... Shreve City is the area of Shreveport located between the shreveport barksdale bridge and East kings highway. ... Mooretown is a neighborhood in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. ...

Demographics

Shreveport-Bossier City MSA
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1970 336,000
1980 376,789 12.1%
1990 376,330 -0.1%
2000 392,302 4.2%

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 200,145 people,[2] 78,662 households, and 50,422 families residing in the city limits. The population density was 1,940.5 people per square mile (749.2/km²). There were 86,802 housing units, at an average density of 324.9/km² (841.6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city was 50.80% African American, 46.66% White, 0.79% Asian, 0.31% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population. From 1990 to 2000, the city's white non-Hispanic population declined from 53.6% to 45.9%, a -7.7% decline. By 2004, among all groups, Shreveport lost 0.8% of its 2000 census population. Shreveport-Bossier City is a metropolitan statistical area, composed of Bossier, Caddo and De Soto parishes, located in North Louisiana. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 78,662 households, out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.12. Population ages ranked as follows: 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. The city ranks third in the nation of cities over 100,000 population with significant gender disparity: for every 100 females there were only 87.4 males, and for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were just 82.1 males. According to 2005 FBI statistics, Shreveport ranks 18th in overall crime rate among cities of 100,000-250,000 persons, with a murder rate of 19.6 per 100,000 population. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $30,526, 72.4% of the national median of $42,148, and the median income for a family was $37,126. Males had a median income of $31,278 versus $21,659 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,759. About 18.7% of families and 22.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government and politics

Shreveport City logo.

Founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1871, Shreveport, is the parish seat of Caddo Parish. It is part of the First Judicial District, housing the Parish courthouse. It also houses the Second Circuit Court of Appeal, which is comprised of nine elected judges representing 20 Parishes in Northwest Louisiana. A portion of east Shreveport extends into Bossier Parish due to the changing course of the Red River. Image File history File links Shreveport-City-Logo. ... Image File history File links Shreveport-City-Logo. ... Cedric Glover], mayor of Shreveport as of 2006 Founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1871, Shreveport is one of the fastest growing major cities in the Louisiana. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Caddo Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145. ... Bossier Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... The Red River is one of several rivers with that name, and of two rivers with that name in the United States. ...


The city of Shreveport has a mayor-council government. The City's elected officials are: the mayor, and members of the city council. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... This is a list of people who have served as mayor of the city of Shreveport, Louisiana. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...


Under the mayor-council government, the mayor serves as the executive officer of the city. As the city's chief administrator and official representative, the mayor is responsible for the general management of the city and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. A local ordinance is a law usually found in a municipal code. ...


Economy

Main article: Economy of Shreveport
Regions Tower, the tallest building in Downtown Shreveport.

Shreveport was once a major player in United States oil business and at one time could boast Standard Oil of Louisiana as a locally based company. The Louisiana branch was later absorbed by Standard Oil of New Jersey. In the 1980s, the oil and gas industry suffered a large economic downturn, and many companies cut back jobs or went out of business, including a large retail shopping mall, South Park Mall, which is now Summer Grove Baptist Church. Shreveport suffered severely from this recession, and many residents left the area. Shreveport was once a major player in United States oil business and at one time could boast Standard Oil of Louisiana as a locally based company. ... Upadte: On November 4, 2006 Regions completed its acquisition of AmSouth. ... Standard Oil of Louisiana was originally founded by John D Rockefeller as Standard Oil. ...


Today the city has largely transitioned to a service economy. In particular, the area has seen a rapid growth in the gaming industry, hosting various riverboat gambling casinos, and was second only to New Orleans in Louisiana tourism before Hurricane Katrina. Nearby Bossier City is home to one of the three horse racetracks in the state, Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Casinos in Shreveport-Bossier include Sam's Town Casino, Eldorado Casino, Horseshoe Casino, Boomtown Casino, and Diamond Jacks Casino (formerly Isle of Capri). The Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau is the official tourism information agency for the region. The bureau maintains a comprehensive database of restaurants, accommodations, attractions and events. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA. [1] [2] As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,461. ... Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. ... The Eldorado Casino is a casino located in Henderson, Nevada. ... Johnny Moss, Chris Wills, Amarillo Slim, Jack Binion, and Puggy Pearson outside the Horseshoe at the 1974 World Series of Poker Binions Horseshoe is a popular hotel and casino located in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


In May 2005, the Louisiana Boardwalk, a 550,000 square foot (51,000 m²) shopping and entertainment complex, opened across the Red River in Bossier City, featuring outlet shopping, several restaurants, a 14-screen movie theater, a bowling complex, and a Bass Pro Shop. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In May 2005, the Louisiana Boardwalk, a 550,000 square foot (51,000 m²) shopping and entertainment complex, opened across the Red River in Bossier City, featuring outlet shopping, several restaurants, a 14 screen movie theater, a bowling complex, and a Bass Pro Shop. ...


A new 350,000 square-foot convention center was recently completed in downtown Shreveport with an 800 space parking garage. An adjoining 12-story Hilton Hotel was recently completed and opened in early June 2007. The hotel has been extremely controversial in that while it is managed by Hilton Hotels, it is actually owned by the city and paid for with public funds. The Shreveport Convention Center is managed by SMG. Artist rendering of the new Hilton Shreveport, opening in 2007 The Hilton Shreveport hotel is located in Downtown Shreveport near the Riverfront District. ... SMG, formerly known as Spectacor Management Group, is a worldwide property management group that specializes in managing publicly owned facilities. ...


Shreveport has started a film industry with its very own sound stage and the largest wave pool[clarify] for movie production (see Hollywood South section below.)


Education

Caddo Public Schools is a school district based in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. The district serves all of Caddo Parish. Caddo Public Schools is a school district based in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... Caddo Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...


Its founding superintendent was Clifton Ellis Byrd, a Virginia native, who assumed the chief administrative position in 1907 and continued until his death in 1926. C.E. Byrd High School, which was established in 1925 and is located on Line Avenue in Shreveport, bears his name. Clifton Ellis Byrd (December 14, 1859 -- February 26, 1926) was among the most prominent educators in Louisiana in the first quarter of the twentieth century. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... C. E. Byrd High School (BHS) is a science and mathematics magnet high school located in Shreveport, Louisiana. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shreveport has two principal colleges, the Methodist-affiliated Centenary College (founded at Jackson, Louisiana in 1825; relocated to Shreveport in 1908) and Louisiana State University at Shreveport, which opened as a two-year institution in 1967. It became four-year in 1976. There is also the only medical school in north Louisiana: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, which opened in 1969. Shreveport also has one of the largest nursing schools in North Louisiana: the Northwestern State University College of Nursing. The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Centenary College of Louisiana is an independent United Methodist, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences college in Shreveport, Louisiana. ... Jackson is a town in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. ... Year 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Louisiana State University of Shreveport (or LSUS) is a branch of the Louisiana State University System in Shreveport, Louisiana. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport (LSU HSCS) is the academic center for medicine and medical research in Northwest Louisiana. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


Culture

Visual and performing arts

The R. W. Norton Art Gallery houses impressive collections of American and European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning more than four centuries.
The R. W. Norton Art Gallery houses impressive collections of American and European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning more than four centuries.

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Events and tourism

The Red River Revel is a festival of food, culture, art and music that takes place in Shreveport, Louisiana anually in the month of October. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Old Harrison County Courthouse during the Wonderland of Lights in Marshall, Texas The Holiday Trail of Lights is a group of cities in Northwest Louisiana and Northeast Texas. ... The PetroSun Independence Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I college football bowl game that is played annually at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana, so named because it was inaugurated in the United States bicentennial year, 1976. ... Centenary College is a private college affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located in Hackettstown, New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Mardi Gras (disambiguation). ...

Recreation and attractions

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Hollywood South (HoSo)

Shreveport is among the areas in Louisiana chosen by film production companies to shoot movies, helping it to garner the title of Hollywood South. Currently Louisiana is ranked only behind California and New York in volume of film production. Millennium Films has recently built a studio lot in Shreveport. The cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge have also seen more movies filmed in their metropolitan areas: Nu Image is a Los Angeles-based film studio, established in 1992 by Avi Lerner. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Capitol Building Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, a state of the United States of America. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ...

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Sports

Shreveport and Bossier City share an af2 arena football team, the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings, as well as a Central Hockey League team, the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. Image File history File links Sports_logo_Shrev. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 571 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1100 × 1155 pixel, file size: 588 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jason T. Brown, released for public domain use I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings are a member of the af2 based at Bossier Citys CenturyTel Center. ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs are a professional ice hockey team which plays in the Bossier City-Shreveport metropolitan area of Louisiana. ...


Shreveport is the home of the Shreveport Aftershock Women's Football Team. The Aftershock is a member of the Independent Women's Football League. The Aftershock play in the Midsouth Division of the Eastern Conference of the IWFL. The home field for the Aftershock is Independence Stadium.[12] The Independent Womens Football League was founded in 2000, and began play in 2001. ...


Baseball in Shreveport has an extensive past. The current team is a Minor League Baseball team known as the Shreveport Sports. Baseball teams in Shreveport have gone through 8 different name changes and 7 different leagues all since 1895. This article is about the sport. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... League affiliations American Association South Division  Central Baseball League (2003-2005) Name Shreveport Sports (2003-present) Team Colors navy blue, gold Ballpark Fair Grounds Field Championships League titles: Owner(s)/Operated By: Scott Berry & Gary Elliston General Manager: Terri Sipes Manager: Bob Flori Media: Website: www. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Shreveport's rugby team, the Shreveport Rugby Football Club, was founded in 1977 and participates in the Texas Rugby Football Union.


Shreveport had an expansion team, the Shreveport Steamer, of the defunct World Football League in 1974. They played in State Fair Stadium (now known as Independence Stadium) from September 1974 till October 1975. The Shreveport Steamer were originally the Houston Texans and moved to Shreveport in September 1974. In 1974 they had a record of 7-12-1 and in 1975 5-7. Shreveport also had a CFL football team in the mid-1990's known as the Shreveport Pirates. Bernard Glieberman, a Detroit real estate developer, owned the Ottawa Rough Riders and in 1994, he sold the team and then purchased the expansion franchise that ultimately wound up in Shreveport. He was allowed to take a handful of Ottawa players with him, including quarterback Terrence Jones. However, the Pirates were another American CFL team that ultimately became unsuccessful. Their first victory did not come until the 15th week of their initial season, and in 1995, all their victories were against Canadian teams. By 1996 the team had folded up. CFL redirects here. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Shreveport Pirates was a Canadian Football League team, playing at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, in 1994 and 1995. ... Bernard Bernie Glieberman (b. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ...


Shreveport is the birthplace of several football stars. Terry Bradshaw, a former quarterback for Louisiana Tech & the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacob Hester, a running back for the 2007 NCAA National Champions LSU; Josh Booty, a former shortstop for the Florida Marlins and former quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders and his younger brother John David Booty, quarterback for USC Shreveport was also mentioned as a potential city to temporarily house the NFL's New Orleans Saints in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, but was passed over for San Antonio and LSU Stadium. The Saints did play a game in Shreveport against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2006 NFL preseason. Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana, is a full fledged public university with an average 12,000 - 14,000 students each year. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Jacob Hester (born May 8, 1985 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American football running back who plays for the LSU Tigers. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Joshua Gibson Booty (born April 29, 1975 in Starkville, Mississippi) is a National Football League quarterback and former baseball shortstop. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Browns redirects here. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... John David Booty (born January 3, 1985, in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.) is the starting quarterback of the University of Southern California (USC) football team. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division...


Shreveport has hosted the NCAA postseason Independence Bowl since 1976. [1] The PetroSun Independence Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I college football bowl game that is played annually at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana, so named because it was inaugurated in the United States bicentennial year, 1976. ...


Media/press

Shreveport is served by a variety of print publications. The major daily newspaper serving the Shreveport-Bossier and Ark-La-Tex area is The Shreveport Times. Its headquarters are located in downtown Shreveport. Other smaller non-daily newspapers in the area include The Shreveport Sun, the Caddo Citizen. Bossier City is served by the bi-weekly Bossier Press-Tribune. The Bombardier is the weekly newspaper of record for the Barksdale Air Force Base. In addition alternative publications include, The Forum Newsweekly, City Lights, and SB Magazine. Image File history File links Times-half. ... Image File history File links Times-half. ... The Times is a daily newspaper based in Shreveport, Louisiana. ... The Times is a daily newspaper based in Shreveport, Louisiana. ... Barksdale Air Force Base is a United States military base near Bossier City, Louisiana. ... The Forum Newsweekly is a weekly newspaper published every Wednesday in Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana. ...


Shreveport and Bossier City are served by two major cable television systems: Shreveport is served by Comcast and Bossier City is served by Suddenlink. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Suddenlink Communications, formerly Cebridge Connections, is an American national cable television company that operates in more than 20 states in primarily suburban, small-town, and rural communities. ...


Shreveport also is home to several radio and television stations that serve the metropolitan area.

Further information: Media of Shreveport

Military installations

Barksdale Air Force Base is located in Bossier Parish across the river from Shreveport, which donated the land for its construction in the 1920s. Named for pioneer army aviator Lt. Eugene Hoy Barksdale and originally called Barksdale Army Air Field, it opened in 1933 and became Barksdale Air Force Base in 1947. Headquartered here are the 8th Air Force, 2d Bomb Wing, and 917th Wing. The primary plane housed here is the Boeing B52 Stratofortress. In earlier years, the base was the home to other famous planes, including the B-47. Bossier Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Lieutenant Eugene Hoy Barksdale (1896-1926) is a noted aviator and was a First Lieutenant in the Air Corps for the United States Army. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... B-52 can refer to the following: The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft A hairstyle popular in the 1950s and 1960s, named after the aircraft A rock band, The B-52s, named after the hairstyle A cocktail This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... The Boeing B-47 Stratojet jet bomber was a medium range and size bomber capable of flying at high subsonic speeds and primarily designed for penetrating the Soviet Union. ...


Shreveport is home to the 2-108th Cavalry Squadron, the reconnaissances element of the 256th Infantry Brigade. Three of the squadron's four Cavalry Troops are located at 400 East Stoner Ave. in a historic armory known as "Fort Humbug". The 256th Infantry Brigade is an enhanced brigade of the Louisiana Army National Guard. ...


Transportation

Shreveport Regional Airport in western Shreveport.

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Highways and roads

Shreveport's past reflects the need for mass transit and public roads. As far back as the 1870s, residents used mule drawn street cars that were later converted to electric-motorized cars by 1890. Commuter rail systems in Shreveport flourished for many decades, and rail car lines extended out to rural areas. In 1930, trolleys and rail cars began to be replaced by buses, although motor buses did not finally replace all trolley service until the 1960s. In the 1960s the Federal Interstate system came to the area with construction of Interstate 20. // The invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... “I-20” redirects here. ...


The local public transportation provider, Sportran, provides moderately extensive bus service throughout Shreveport and Bossier City. Sportran operates 7 days a week on 17 bus routes (5 night routes) from 6:00 AM to 1:00AM, with no night service on Sunday.


The highway system has a cross-hair and loop freeway structure similar to that of Texas cities like Houston and Dallas. The loop consists of The Outer Loop Freeway Interstate 220 on the north and The Inner Loop Freeway, Louisiana Highway 3132 on the south, forming approximately an 8-mile diameter semi-loop around downtown. Another loop is formed by the Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, (Louisiana Highway 526) and circles further south bisecting Interstate 49. For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Houston redirects here. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Interstate 220 (abbreviated I-220) in Louisiana is a east-west loop around Shreveport, Louisiana, in the northwest corner of the state. ... Louisiana Highway 3132 (LA 3132) is a state highway in Shreveport, Louisiana, more commonly known as the Inner Loop Expressway. ... Interstate 49 (abbreviated I-49) is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Louisiana in the southern United States. ...


Shreveport lies along the route of the proposed Interstate 69 NAFTA superhighway that will link Canada, the U.S. industrial Midwest, Texas, and Mexico. Interstate 69 just outside Indianapolis near Pendleton, Indiana Interstate 69 (I-69) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Nafta or NAFTA may refer to: an acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement an acronym for the New Zealand Australia Free Trade Agreement the town/Tokyo of Nafta, Tunisia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...


Airports

Shreveport is served by two airports—the larger of which is the Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV). The second airport is Shreveport Downtown Airport (DTN). The Downtown Municipal Airport is a general aviation/reliever airport located north of the Downtown Business District. The airport is located along the Red River and is the original Shreveport commercial airport, dating back to 1931. Shreveport Regional Airport (IATA: SHV, ICAO: KSHV) is a public airport located in southwestern Shreveport, Louisiana. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Notable Shreveporters

Further information: People from Shreveport
  • Cleveland C. Burton (1921-2008), an Arkansas native and a graduate of Harvard University Law School, practiced in Shreveport for twenty-five years. He successfully defended before the United States Supreme Court the Louisiana law which allows individuals to sue insurance companies directly. A former state assistant attorney general, Burton served on the commission that handles complaints and metes out discipline to judges. He also headed the panel that developed procedures by which indigents charged with felonies can obtain legal services.[13]
  • Shreveport was the home of a father-and-son team of newspaper publishers. Robert Ewing and John D. Ewing were publishers of the Shreveport Times from 1908-1931 and 1931-1952, respectively. John Ewing was also an early owner of KWKH Radio.
  • Joe E. Holoubek, M.D. (1915-2007), a Nebraska native, was one of the founders of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, the only medical school in north Louisiana, which opened in 1969. Holoubek also wrote the best seller Letters from Luke, a biblical novel.
  • William Joyce (b. December 11, 1957) is an American author, illustrator, and filmmaker. He currently lives with his wife and their two children in Shreveport.
  • David Toms is an American PGA golfer and former Ryder cup team member who resides in Shreveport.
  • Vernon Wells (b. 1978) is a Major League Baseball Player with the Toronto Blue Jays who has appeared on two all star teams and been awarded three Gold Gloves for his stellar play in centre field.

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References

  1. ^ "Shreveport, Louisiana (LA) Detailed Profile" (notes), City Data, 2007, webpage: C-Shrv.
  2. ^ a b "Census 2000 Data for the State of Louisiana" (town list), US Census Bureau, May 2003, webpage: C2000-LA.
  3. ^ "2005 Census of Governments;" U.S. Census Bureau, webpage: CB-2005, p. 9
  4. ^ United States Census
  5. ^ City of Shreveport's City History
  6. ^ "Negro Band Leader Held in Shreveport," The New York Times, October 9, 1963. News reports also appeared on October 12 in The Shreveport Sun. Sources cited in the book Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke by Peter Guralnick.
  7. ^ Notice from City of Shreveport regarding bridge repairs
  8. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ Historical Weather for Shreveport
  11. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ Shreveport Aftershock - Schedule. Shreveport Aftershock. Retrieved on 2008-01-05.
  13. ^ http://www.legacy.com/shreveporttimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=104100634

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