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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- Gary D. Joiner Director Louisiana State University in Shreveport->Red River Regional Studies Center
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