Uncover Historic Places in Shreveport-Bossier

The story begins on the mighty Red River

When early settlers moved into the region now known as Shreveport-Bossier in the early 1800s, it was already occupied by Caddo Native Americans. Shreveport began to prosper when Captain Henry Miller Shreve and his brigade broke up the Great Raft clogging the Red River. From then on, Shreveport-Bossier became an epicenter of wild west shenanigans, Victorian-era dramas, Rock ‘N’ Roll history, and pivotal civil rights strides.

Today, visitors can walk in the footsteps of Elvis Presley and many other stars, and hear how they got their start on the Louisiana Hayride radio program at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Discover artifacts from Shreveport’s Red Light District at Spring Street Museum. Check out an engineering marvel from the Victorian era at Shreveport Water Works Museum. Learn about African and African American history at Southern University Museum of Art. Blow up the Great Raft yourself at the Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum.

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