Shreveport’s Historic Greenwood Cemetery: Echoes in Granite and Marble

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Greenwood Cemetery is resplendent in its gardenlike setting, gently rolling hills, sharply edged bluffs, impressively carved monuments and row after row of military gravestones. It is a social laboratory that helps people get to know who was here before and what their families wish future generations would remember about them. Visitors can find heroes and villains, mayors, bankers, industrialists, the well-to-do and the forgotten. Some monuments are fascinating simply for their carved angels, others poignant in their descriptions of lives cut short. Indeed, all the markers have a story to tell. The most notable among them are included in this book. Stroll through Greenwood with Dr. Gary Joiner and learn a thing or two about those who rest here.
ISBN: 9781467152402
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Louisiana
Series: Landmarks
Images: 94
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Gary D. Joiner received a BA in history and geography from Louisiana Tech University, an MA in history from Louisiana Tech University and a PhD in history from St. Martin’s College of Lancaster University, in the United Kingdom. He is a professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Social Sciences at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, where he holds the Mary Anne and Leonard Selber Professorship in History and also serves as the director of the Strategy Alternatives Consortium and director of the Red River Regional Studies Center.
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