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Legendary Locals of Shreveport, Louisiana (Paperback) (Gary D. Joiner & John Andrew Prime)

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Legendary Locals of Shreveport chronicles fascinating people who have made a difference in the Shreveport-Bossier City area. Some are good, some are bad, and more than a few are wicked. There are movie starlets, entertainers, decorated war veterans, gangsters, preachers, madams, politicians, giants of industry, and humble folk who rose to greatness or infamy. Shreveport began as a rough and tumble frontier town that came late to being "civilized." A Baptist preacher shot one of Quantrill's Raiders when he rode his horse into church during a Sunday service. The most famous madam in the region was also a suffragette. The first successful bankers in Shreveport were immigrants from Prussia who developed a business model that extends into the modern era. Shreveport lost one quarter of its population in less than a month due to a yellow fever epidemic. And that is just the beginning.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / South
Series Title: Legendary Locals
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Gary D. Joiner & John Andrew Prime
Language: English
Street Date: February 8, 2016
TCIN: 50862613
UPC: 9781467101783
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2585
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