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5 Things Shreveport Can Be Proud Of

Seems like every other day there’s a new study that ranks Shreveport somewhere near the bottom of the list of good things that people want in a city in the U.S. Things like low crime, low taxes, decent income level, etc.  Sometimes it feels like we’re the punching bag for the state.  But there are plenty of things about Louisiana’s third-largest city of which we can be proud.  Here are just a few.

 


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Shreveport At One Time Was The State Capitol

 

 

During the Civil War Shreveport was Louisiana’s capitol from 1863-1865.  Baton Rouge and Opelousas had both come under Union control and the capitol was relocated to Shreveport.  The city remained a Confederate stronghold throughout the war.

 

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We’ve Got Great Nightlife

 

 

The numerous casinos and music venues provide entertainment year-round.

 

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Shreveport Has Outdoor Sports Galore

 

 

From parks and golf courses, to lakes and hiking trails Shreveport is an outdoorsman’s paradise.

 

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Crawfish

 

 

There just aren’t too many places in this world that do mudbugs better than Shreveport.

 

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Mardi Gras

 

 

New Orleans has the national rep, but Shreveport takes a backseat to no one when it comes to celebrating Carnival.  Every year thousands of people from miles around travel to our city to revel in the balls and parades of Mardi Gras.

 

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