1873 Shreveport Yellow Fever Epidemic

Historian Gary Joiner gave a tour of the Oakland Cemetery and talked about how the 1873 yellow fever epidemic affected the history of… read more

Historian Gary Joiner gave a tour of the Oakland Cemetery and talked about how the 1873 yellow fever epidemic affected the history of Shreveport, Louisiana. A quarter of the city residents died and over 800 are buried in one large mound. Topics included the affect on Civil War Reconstruction and the story of Lieutenant Eugene Woodruff, who was clearing the great raft of the Red River.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 6-9 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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1873 Shreveport Yellow Fever Epidemic

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Mar 3, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 1, 2012

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  • Mar 03, 2012 | 8:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2012 | 12:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2012 | 1:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2012 | 5:16pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2012 | 6:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 11, 2012 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 11, 2012 | 10:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 6:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 01, 2012 | 2:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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