Shreveport: Faces of the Past

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A city's history is made by its people, and for over 165 years the people of Shreveport, Louisiana have been building a rich heritage. From everyday residents to community leaders, from educators and clergy to entertainers and celebrities, Shreveport's citizens have created a lasting legacy. Here, readers are presented with a collective portrait of the city, including images from both its distant and not-so-distant past. Photographs of ordinary as well as extraordinary people, revealing their lives and their culture, preserve significant moments in time. While it is not possible to include them all in a single book, this volume does much to create a picture of the numerous talented, industrious, and spirited citizens who have contributed to the community's development. Their names are found on local streets, parks, buildings, and monuments; yet, their stories are often unknown. In this volume, readers will meet some of these colorful figures, putting faces with the names that present-day Shreveport residents know so well.
ISBN: 9780738514161
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Eric J. Brock is a consulting social and architectural historian and a historic preservation advocate. He has published six titles with Arcadia, including Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, and Shreveport in the Twentieth Century. In Shreveport: Faces of the Past, Brock pays tribute to the men and women who laid the foundations for a remarkable community.
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