Commentary

8:02am

Tue July 28, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Shreveport businessman Nathan Goldkind had a seat at a deadly card game

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Commentator Gary Joiner knits together the demise of 1800s Shreveport businessman and notorious gambler Nathan Goldkind who has a unique monument in Shreveport's Oakland Cemetery.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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7:45am

Fri July 24, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: How many S&H Green Stamps did your mother save?

I drove by the old S&H Green Stamp store on High Street in Longview the other day, on the way to taking Sam the Dog to the veterinarian for routine vaccinations. One has to have been on this planet a while to remember S&H Green Stamps. But I bet many of you reading this at least remember your moms collecting the stamps, even if you did not personally do so.

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7:45am

Tue July 21, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Lawman Wyatt Earp's life experiences were Hollywood fodder

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Commentator Gary Joiner profiles Arizona’s most famous lawman Wyatt Earp who went down in history as part of the 1881 gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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7:45am

Fri July 17, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Headline writing is an art; Vincent Musetto was a natural

Let us pause a moment to acknowledge the death of America’s most famous headline writer. Vincent Musetto died Tuesday from cancer at 74 at his home in the Bronx. He was retired from the New York Post, famed for its screaming and often outlandish headlines.

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7:45am

Tue July 14, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Has the Ark-La-Tex seen worse flooding?

Cars and trucks in an unknown location get swept away in Mississippi River flood waters in the Great Flood of 1927.
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History Matters commentator Gary Joiner compiles a history of floods that ravaged the region, most notably the Great Flood of 1927 that changed everything -- even creating a political tide.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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