Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a corporation established to develop a town at the juncture of the newly navigable Red River and the , an overland route into the newly independent. Traditional brick sidewalks and crosswalks were built, and statues, sculptures, and were added to create a better pedestrian environment. Steere School, expanded in 1938, is named for Albert Coldwell Steere, and founder of the Broadmoor neighborhood; the institution was added in 1991 to the. Don't miss this chance to see her. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched Knight's unassailable artistry.
You can also use our 'Change Settings' option to change latitude, longitude and timezone of your current location. Tour the with the entire family. A number of local African-American musicians became nationally famous. Steamboats plied the Red River, and loaded and unloaded cargo. See average monthly temperatures below. For every male, there are approximately 1. Today, form the majority of Christians in Shreveport, followed by and.
By the 1910s, —also known as Lead Belly, a singer and guitarist who eventually achieved worldwide fame—was performing for Shreveport audiences in St. Companies with significant operations or headquarters in Shreveport are , , , and. Tickets were sold for a diamond ring given by the mercantile house of Hyams and Brothers. Each dot is 25 people: White, Black, Asian, Hispanic or other yellow As of the , the population of Shreveport was 199,311. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. Ayers Career College is a Shreveport-based college that offers career training in the medical and fields.
The site was selected 5 December 1928, as the location of the airfield. After the loss of jobs in the oil industry, the close of a vehicle factory , and other economic problems the city struggled with a declining population, poverty, drugs and violent crime. The Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 117th in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau. The winter months are normally mild, with an average of 35 days of freezing or below-freezing temperatures per year, with ice and storms possible. In the 1980s, the oil and gas industry suffered a large economic downturn.
To start planning your vacation, check out the or view the. Its residents were predominantly through the nineteenth century. Because of its relatively small geographic size and extensive freeway system, Shreveport is easier to get around than other cities in Louisiana. Want to ride in a Mardi Gras parade? The 's 2017 estimate for the city's population decreased to 192,036. Summer months are hot and humid, with maximum temperatures exceeding 90 °F 32 °C an average of 91 days per year, with high to very high relative average humidity, sometimes exceeding the 90 percent level. Former , also a Shreveport city commissioner, taught history for a year under Dodd's tutelage. The Krewes of Gemini, Centaur, Aesclepius, Highland, Sobek, Harambee, and others, followed during the next decade and a half.
In the mid-1950s, was the first major radio station to feature the music of Elvis Presley on its long-running Louisiana Hayride program at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. The plant produced the , , Hummer H3 series, and the. Multiple cab companies serve the city, and ride-sharing services are available. As early as 1924, the citizens of Shreveport became interested in hosting a military flying field. As of Dec 07, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Online Html clock provided by 24TimeZones.
IslamicFinder Website is adjusting daylight savings automatically according to your location. Its founding superintendent was , a native, who assumed the chief administrative position in 1907 and continued until his death in 1926. You can find this option of 'Change Settings' from Top Search bar setting link on right side or from today prayer times card. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 days per month. A burgeoning microbrewery market has opened up in recent years, thanks to companies like Great Raft Brewing and Red River Brewing Company. Use the tool to build a printable list of events and attractions, then print and use it as your itinerary. Downtown festivals like the Red River Revel, Mudbug Madness and the James Burton International Guitar Festival anchor Shreveport's entertainment scene.
Shreveport's Independence Stadium was also home to the , an unsuccessful professional franchise that opened play in 1994 but folded after the 1995 season. Shreveport was once a major player in United States oil business, and at one time could boast as a locally based company. Facilities include , rental facilities, the Fairgrounds Complex, and the Louisiana Wave Studio, a computer-controlled outdoor. The church has produced a biblical musical, Songs of the Season, during the Christmas holidays for the past 20 years. Main article: Caddo Public Schools is a based in Shreveport. Shreveport also has one of the largest nursing schools in northern Louisiana, the College of Nursing.