Shreveport sentence example
It is served by the Arkansas, Louisiana & Gulf, the Little Rock & Monroe, the% Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific (Queen & Crescent), and the St Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern railways, and by river steamers plying between New Orleans and Camden, Arkansas.
A third class, those upon the Red river and its branches, are caused mainly by the partial stoppage of the water above Shreveport by the " raft," a mass of drift such as frequently gathers in western rivers, which for a distance of 45 m.
Shreveport, Oil City, Blanchard, Mooringsport, Bozier City and Texarkana are supplied with natural gas by pipe lines from this field.
The Union gunboats, which had passed up the river toward Shreveport at high water, were caught in its decline above the falls at Alexandria, but they were saved by a splendid piece of engineering (a dam at the falls), constructed by Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Bailey (1827-1867), who for this service received the thanks of Congress and the brevet of brigadier-general of volunteers.
In 1849 it was made the state capital, remaining so until 1862, when Shreveport became the Confederate state capital.Advertisement
Bon Temps, which means good times in French, is located in the northern part of the state near Shreveport.
Shreveport's 1940s and 1950s radio show The Louisiana Hayride was a must-play destination for country musicians.
The show was recorded at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium and virtually every major country artist of the time performed a song live for the radio show.