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"Shreveport" Top 5 Page for this destination Louisiana Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

Louisiana Things to Do: 116 reviews and 171 photos


Shreveport was named after Miller Shreve who was commission to come into the area and clear a 165 mile log jam that had formed along the Red River (which was known as the "Great Raft''). This opened up the river to allow more settlers, traders and steamboat traffic to move down. A lot of the first settlers were from the Carolinas and were mostly a blend of Scot-Irish, English, German and Welsh. Shreveport and Bossier City are two of the South’s most popular gaming spots with at least 5 casinos, that I know of. They are also home to many museums and is the cultural, convention and entertainment centre of Ark-La-Tex. If the great outdoors is more your line then you will find some great fishing in the lakes and rivers in the area.

Address: 629 Spring Street, Shreveport.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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