Shreveport, Louisiana

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school collection

collections.php?collection 457 title C. E. BYRD HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTION work scripts.lsus.edu accessdate 31 August 2011 He attended the United States Military Academy and Washington and Lee University. <


song cover

5 - Elvis Presley has his first commercial recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. He sang ''That's All Right (Mama)'' and ''Blue Moon of Kentucky''. *October 16 - Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on a radio program in Shreveport, Louisiana called the ''Louisiana Hayride''. *Fall - A cover version (cover song) of Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" by Bill Haley and His Comets becomes the first internationally popular rock and roll recording. Williams signed with MGM Records in 1947 and released "Move It On Over (Move It On Over (song))", which became a massive country hit. In 1948 he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, and he joined ''Louisiana Hayride'', a radio show broadcast that propelled him into living rooms all over the southeast appearing on weekend shows. Williams eventually started to host a show on KWKH and started touring across western Louisiana and eastern Texas, always returning on Saturdays for the weekly broadcast of the ''Hayride''. Williams, Roger M.; p. 70. Williams, Roger M.; p. 71. After a few more moderate hits, in 1949 he released his version of the 1922 Clifford Friend & Irving Mills song "Lovesick Blues", made popular by Rex Griffin. Williams' version became a huge country hit, crossing over to mainstream audiences and gaining Williams a place in the Grand Ole Opry. Browne, Pat; p. 913. On June 11, 1949, Williams made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, where he became the first performer to receive six encores (encore (concert)). '''Ezra Johnson''' (born October 2, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American Football defensive end who played for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Oilers in a fifteen-year career that lasted from 1977 to 1991 in the National Football League (NFL) (National Football League). '''William F. "Bill" Cotton Sr.''' (October 23, 1897 &ndash; April 23, 2006) was a prominent central Louisiana businessman who acquired or built five bakeries (bakery) in Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana), Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana) and Natchez, Mississippi. At the time of his death at the age of 108, he was also the nation's oldest living Shriner (Shriners) and one of the last remaining American (United States) veterans of the First World War (World War I).


religious service

musical, "Songs of the Season", during the Christmas holidays for the past 20&nbsp;years at the Historic Strand Theater in downtown Shreveport. Particularly striking in size and architecture is St.&nbsp;Mark's Cathedral (St. Mark's Cathedral (Shreveport, Louisiana)), an Episcopal (Episcopal Church (United States)) congregation at 908 Rutherford Street in the Highland section of Shreveport. St.&nbsp;Mark's dates its establishment to the first religious service held in Shreveport in 1839. The Jewish community dates to the organization of Congregation Har El in 1859, which later became B'nai Zion Temple, today the city's Reform (Reform Judaism) congregation and largest synagogue. Agudath Achim, founded in 1905 as an Orthodox (Orthodox Judaism) congregation, is today a traditional Jewish synagogue. Foster E. Kawaler, the current rabbi, is focused on rebuilding the congregation, which dwindled in size during the second half of the twentieth century. Shreveport, historically, has had a large and civic-minded Jewish community and has elected three Jewish mayors. Brock, Eric J.: ''The Jewish Community of Shreveport''. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing Co., 2002 Sports Shreveport and Bossier City shared an Arena Football League team named the Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings and a Central Hockey League team, the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, during the late 1990s and the 2000s. However, the teams shut down operations in 2010 and 2011. Shreveport and Bossier City now share an all women's flat track roller derby team named the Twin City Knockers. The team is the newest competing sport in the area being founded in January 2010. Baseball in Shreveport has an extensive past. The city had affiliated Minor League Baseball teams from 1968 to 2002. The most memorable team was the Shreveport Captains of the Texas League. Baseball teams in Shreveport have gone through eight different name changes and seven different leagues all since 1895. Shreveport's most recent independent baseball team, the Shreveport-Bossier Captains, ceased operations in 2011 and moved to Laredo, Texas. Shreveport's rugby (Rugby union) team, the Shreveport Rugby Football Club, was founded in 1977, making it the oldest continuously competing sport team in Shreveport. It is a member of USA Rugby and participates in the Texas Rugby Football Union. Shreveport is the home of the Shreveport Aftershock of the Independent Women's Football League. The Aftershock play in the Midsouth Division of the Eastern Conference of the IWFL. The home field for the Aftershock is Independence Stadium (Independence Stadium (Shreveport)). '''Ezra Johnson''' (born October 2, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American Football defensive end who played for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Oilers in a fifteen-year career that lasted from 1977 to 1991 in the National Football League (NFL) (National Football League). '''William F. "Bill" Cotton Sr.''' (October 23, 1897 &ndash; April 23, 2006) was a prominent central Louisiana businessman who acquired or built five bakeries (bakery) in Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana), Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana) and Natchez, Mississippi. At the time of his death at the age of 108, he was also the nation's oldest living Shriner (Shriners) and one of the last remaining American (United States) veterans of the First World War (World War I).


show featuring

in Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana) on August 31 of that year. Milton Berle, Lucille Ball, Minnie Pearl, Connee Boswell, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Cesar Romero, Dorothy Lamour, Carmen Miranda, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Judy Garland, Jack Dempsey, Chico Marx, Hank Williams and James Cagney to help him market the product. He also sponsored a separate touring show featuring notable Jazz and Blues musicians


passing close

the Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana)-Bossier City (Bossier City, Louisiana) metropolitan area, intersecting Interstate 49 near downtown Shreveport and passing close to Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier city. *Shreveport, Louisiana - I-220 (Interstate 220 (Louisiana)) *Jackson, Mississippi - I-220 (Interstate 220 (Mississippi)) '''Interstate 49''' (I-49) is currently an intrastate (List of intrastate Interstate Highways) Interstate Highway located entirely within


industry hosting

to a service economy. In particular, the area has seen a rapid growth in the gaming industry, hosting various riverboat gambling casinos, and, before Hurricane Katrina in 2005, was second only to New Orleans in Louisiana tourism. Nearby Bossier City is home to one of the three horse racetracks in the state, Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Casinos in Shreveport-Bossier include Sam's Town Casino, Eldorado Casino, Horseshoe Casino (Horseshoe Bossier City), Boomtown Casino, and Diamond Jacks


film year

, Bernie Mac * ''Year One (Year One (film))'' (2008): Jack Black and Michael Cera * ''W. (W. (film))'' (2008): Josh Brolin, Richard Dreyfuss and James Cromwell * ''Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay'' (2008): John Cho and Kal Penn * ''I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (film))'' (2009): Matt Czuchry, Jesse Bradford and Geoff Stults * ''Super (film) (Super (2010 American film))'' (2010): Ellen Page


louisiana

City, Shreve, Ratchet City image_map Caddo Parish Louisiana incorporated and unincorporated areas Shreveport highlighted.svg map_size 260px map_caption Location in Caddo Parish (Caddo Parish, Louisiana) and the state of Louisiana. coordinates_display inline,title coordinates_region US-LA subdivision_type Country (List of sovereign states) subdivision_type1 State (U.S. states) subdivision_type2

Parishes (List of parishes in Louisiana) subdivision_name United States subdivision_name1 Louisiana subdivision_name2 Caddo (Caddo Parish, Louisiana), Bossier (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) leader_title Mayor leader_name Ollie Tyler (D) leader_title1 City Council leader_name1


independent books

originally self-published (self publishing) both books via the Internet and independent books stores like Book Soup in Los Angeles, BookPeople in Austin (Austin, Texas), and Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. Clarke's books eventually became underground hits in the early part of the 2000s. He later republished the books in hardback with Simon & Schuster and sold the movie rights to Hollywood. Both books have been selected as ''The New York Times'' Editors' Choice


dark comedy

publisher Pete Zanmiller '''''The Times''''' is a Gannett (Gannett Company) daily newspaper based in Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), Louisiana. thumb ''Shreveport Times'' office building on Lake Street in Shreveport, Louisiana Shreveport (Image:Shreveport Times office building MVI 2613.jpg), Louisiana '''1985''' Ben E. Keith Foods purchased two more companies, Monroe Frozen Foods in Shreveport, Louisiana and CMD Produce in Little Rock, Arkansas. Death Johnson suffered a stroke on July 20, 2010 and died on August 4, 2010 in his

Shreveport, Louisiana

leader_title2 leader_name2 established_title Founded established_title1 Incorporated (Municipal incorporation) established_date 1836 established_date1 20 March 1839 area_magnitude 1 E7 area_total_sq_mi area_total_km2 312.9 area_land_sq_mi area_land_km2 272.9 area_water_sq_mi area_water_km2 40.0 area_water_percent 12.79 area_urban_sq_mi area_urban_km2 area_metro_sq_mi 2698 area_metro_km2 6987.8 population_as_of 2010 (2010 United States Census) population_est 200327 pop_est_as_of 2013 pop_est_footnotes population_footnotes population_total 199311 population_rank US: 113th (List of United States cities by population)) population_metro 446,471 (US: 113th (List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas)) population_urban 298,317 (US: 126th (List of United States urban areas)) population_density_km2 730.3 population_density_sq_mi timezone CST (North American Central Time Zone) utc_offset -6 timezone_DST CDT utc_offset_DST -5 area_code 318 (Area code 318) latd 32 latm 30 lats 53 latNS N longd 93 longm 44 longs 50 longEW W elevation_m 43. elevation_ft 144 website City of Shreveport footnotes

250px right thumb Red River of the South Red River (Image:MVI 2620 Red River Bridge in Shreveport.jpg) bridge connecting Shreveport with Bossier City (Bossier City, Louisiana) as photographed from the Clyde Fant Parkway

'''Shreveport''' ( The Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 111th in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau. Census 2010 Ranking Tables for Population for MSAs; retrieved 2013-12-04.

Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a corporation established to develop a town at the juncture of the newly navigable Red River and the Texas Trail, an overland route into the newly independent Republic of Texas and, prior to that time, into Mexico.

Shreveport is the commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex region, where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet.

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