Historic Shreveport-Bossier City
(Illustrated history of Shreveport & Bossier City and loca...)
Illustrated history of Shreveport & Bossier City and local business profiles
Red River Steamboats
(Known by the French settlers of the eighteenth century as...)
Known by the French settlers of the eighteenth century as the Fleuve Rouge, the Red River boasts a fascinating history in Louisiana. It is the state's historic highway along which plantations were built, and upon which their wares went to the great markets of New Orleans and the rest of the world. In this captivating collection of vintage images, the history of navigation on the Red River unfolds. Flowing some 1,300 miles through four states, the Red River is the eighth-longest river in the continental United States. Despite numerous disasters, regular navigation occurred on the river for over a century. Huge craft loaded with North Louisiana cotton plied the river between Shreveport and New Orleans, and packet steamers carried mail and passengers to dozens of stops along the river's path. The showboats traveling along the river brought a new form of entertainment to the cities and towns that lined its banks. Included in this volume are views spanning the Great Raft, the opening of the river to navigation and commerce, the role the river played in the Civil War, and the twilight of commercial steam navigation. The first photographic tribute to the river ever published, Red River Steamboats captures a bygone era in Louisiana's history.
Gary Dillard Joiner Edit Profile
Bachelor, Louisiana Technology University, 1973. Postgraduate, Lancaster University, England, since 1999. Postgraduate, Louisiana Technology University, 2000—2002.
President Precision Cartographics, Shreveport, Louisiana, since 1982. Instructor history Louisiana State University, since 1996, director Red River Regional Studies Center, since 1999.
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President North Louisiana Civil War Roundtable, Shreveport, 1994-1998. Board directors North Louisiana Stroke Association, Shreveport, since 1998. Treasurer, board directors Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society, Shreveport, since 1999.
Board directors McNeill Street Pumping Station Preservation Society, Shreveport, since 1998. Member Member American History Association, Society History Association, Society for Military History, The History Society, North Louisiana History Society (board directors since 1996, journal editor since 2000), DeSoto Parish History Society (president Mansfield since 2000), Tarshar Society.
Married Marilyn Murrell Segura, August 7, 1982.