Welcome to Shreveport

Captain Henry Shreve cleared a 165-mile logjam on the Red River and founded this river-port town – now the third-largest city in the state – in 1839. The city boomed with oil discoveries in the early 1900s, declined after WWII, and saw some revitalization via the casinos and a riverfront entertainment complex. Today, Shreveport's main non-gambling attractions are the cultural ephemera – a few museums and gardens – built during its periods of economic boom.

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