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Tue August 28, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: The legacy of a Shreveport pioneering businesswoman

Mary Bennett Cane (1812-1902) is buried in Oakland Cemetery, land that she once owned before selling it to the city of Shreveport in 1847.
Oakland Cemetery

Shreveport business entrepreneur Mary Bennett Cane was born 200 years ago this week in New Hampshire. Commentator Gary Joiner recognizes her influence on the Shreveport economy in its early days.