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improvement of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) over a year planning The Airport is the nation's th busiest1 in terms of passengers Realignment and extension of multiple taxiways to meet current standards and to MSA increased by %3 from to All Star Chevrolet. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge is now accepting .. Habits Programming Training in Chevy Chase, Maryland on November , .. or more people from across the country of different races, ethnicities, age groups .. Recently he was recognized by the Baton Rouge Metro Council with a. Shreveport is a city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the most populous city in the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area. Shreveport ranks third in population in Louisiana after New Orleans and Baton Rouge and th in the U.S. The bulk of Shreveport is in . In , headlines across the country reported that musician Sam Cooke.
Ewingbeginning in It took a great deal of correspondence between the interested parties and the original proposal was rejected. However, in Februarya young crop duster, an Air Corps captain named Harold Ross Harris, was hired to fly over the local area in order to find a suitable site for the airfield.
Captain Harris selected what he felt was an adequate location for a military airfield. It was a sprawling section of cotton plantation near Bossier City. The site selection committee, representing the wealthiest taxpayers in the city, unanimously agreed upon the Barksdale Field location. A delegation of citizens traveled to Washington, D.
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Following the return of this delegation, a special army board visited Shreveport and reported the location met all requirements of the Air Corps. The site was selected 5 Decemberas the location of the airfield. The land in Bossier Parish on which the airfield was built was unincorporated land near Bossier City that was annexed by the city of Shreveport once the site had been selected among 80 candidates.
The last of these bonds matured on December 31, After acquisition, Shreveport then donated the land to the federal government per their agreement, while the federal government assumed all the costs of building construction and equipment installation.
Shreveport had originally proposed a site adjacent to Cross Lakebut the United States Department of War deemed this location inappropriate due to the lack of suitable terrain for the facility's future expansion. Subsequent to the establishment of the military installation, Bossier City grew and expanded southward and eastward, eventually enveloping the area surrounding the base. Technically, Barksdale AFB is neither in Bossier City nor Shreveport but, like all military bases, is an autonomous community with its own infrastructure.
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Army war game, or military exerciseknown as the Louisiana Maneuvers. The field exercise's mission was accomplished largely due to General George S. Pattonwho commanded the mock "Blue" army's 2nd Armored Division. Shreveport was home to the Louisiana Hayride radio program, broadcast weekly from the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium.
During its heyday from tothis program stimulated the careers of some of the greatest figures in American music. The Hayride featured musicians such as Hank Williams and Elvis Presleywho made his broadcasting debut at this venue.
Inheadlines across the country reported that musician Sam Cooke was arrested after his band tried to register at a "whites-only" Holiday Inn in Shreveport. Public facilities in Louisiana were still segregated, a social and constitutional injustice that the Civil Rights Movement was working to change.
In the mids, the coming of riverboat gambling to Shreveport attracted numerous new patrons to the downtown and spurred a revitalization of the adjacent riverfront areas. Many downtown streets were given a facelift through the "Streetscape" project. Traditional brick sidewalks and crosswalks were built, and statues, sculptures, and mosaics were added to create a better pedestrian environment. Allen Bridge, commonly known as the Texas Street bridgewas lit with neon lights.
Residents predictably had a variety of reactions to these changes. Neildwho created some of the designs for the interior of the White House in the Truman administration, as well as the Harry S.
Truman Presidential Library and Museum. Pine Wold was constructed in by lumberman T. Jones and expanded in by oilman J. For a time the Mighty Haag Circus wintered on the grounds, and the circus elephant Trilby is buried there. Steere School, expanded inis named for Albert Coldwell Steere, developer and founder of the Broadmoor neighborhood; the institution was added in to the National Register of Historic Places.
It was designed by Edward F. Shreveport is the parish seat of Caddo Parish. Portions of the city extend into neighboring Bossier Parishbordering Bossier City. Shreveport sits on a low elevation overlooking the Red River.
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According to the United States Census Bureauthe city has a total area of Cityscape[ edit ] Shreveport—since the mids—has been major gambling center with a modest downtown skyline. For more information, call To register, go online to https: Saturday, January 5, and the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 2 p.
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Adults are invited to the Library at 2 p. Saturday, January 12, to learn strategies that can help bring order to any space. Deaton will discuss what the Art Crime Team does, as well as his investigation of the forgery of artwork by Clementine Hunter, a renowned Louisiana folk artist.
Hunter was from north Louisiana, and in her earliest years, she sold her paintings for only 25 cents! By the time she died inmany of them were valued in the thousands of dollars, some worth even more today. Sponsored by Halliburton and the LSU College of Science, this unique storytime is designed to inspire the next generation of women innovators! Children ages are invited to the Library in January and February to enjoy these FREE informative and entertaining programs designed to educate audiences about wildlife conservation.
Attendees will be amazed as they get up close and personal with several live animals at each program and learn about their bone structures, fur and more! Each presentation lasts about one hour. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Library location directly. Adults are invited to the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 6: Tuesday, January 8, for a FREE presentation led by Certified Professional Organizer Alyssa Trosclair that will explore the connection between the struggle with weight and disorganization.
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