Oakland Cemetery

David Hill

Airs Tuesday, June 28, at 7:45 a.m. 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

Shreveport business entrepreneur Mary Bennett Cane was born 203 years ago this week in New Hampshire. Commentator Gary Joiner recognizes her influence on the Shreveport economy in its early days.

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

David Hill

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

A Walk Through Oakland

Jun 25, 2015

Repeat Broadcast Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. 

A Walk Through Oakland is a tour of Shreveport's historic Oakland Cemetery, led by Dr. Gary Joiner and Dr. Cheryl White, two prominent historians at LSUS who have extensively researched the many people buried there, most of whom were key players in the development of Shreveport during its early years.

Kate Archer Kent

At the close of 2013, it’s a good time to check in on the Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport. The giant chalkboard with a bold yellow frame has three words across the top: “Before I die…” People step up on a platform, pick their chalk color, and write or draw what they feel. 

Plain Dealing, La., artist Megan Davis-Taylor designed and built the chalkboard through a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. It’s been traveling around Shreveport Common since September.

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