Shreveport sentence example

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Shreveport, Oil City, Blanchard, Mooringsport, Bozier City and Texarkana are supplied with natural gas by pipe lines from this field.

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  • 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.

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  • In 1849 it was made the state capital, remaining so until 1862, when Shreveport became the Confederate state capital.

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  • Bon Temps, which means good times in French, is located in the northern part of the state near Shreveport.

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  • Shreveport's 1940s and 1950s radio show The Louisiana Hayride was a must-play destination for country musicians.

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  • 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.

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