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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Shreveport

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There’s no doubt about it. If you knew just a few of these little known facts about our hometown, you’re a real Shreveport historian.

Our friends at have come up with an amazing list and here’s just a few to whet your appetite:

Shreveport became the capital of Louisiana for a brief spell during the Civil War, after Baton Rouge and Opelousas were succeeded under Union control.

The neon words “HOT HOT HOT” conjure up only one thing in the hearts of those from the 318: Southern Maid Donuts. The warm, succulent circles of sugary goodness are glazed with love. And lagniappe? Elvis sang the jingle for these delicious donuts’ commercial in the 1950s. It was the only commercial he ever did.

Shreveport has the highest property taxes in the state of Louisiana. This has caused many people moving to the area to establish residency outside city limits.

 In Shreveport funeral directors are prohibited from giving away matchbooks.

The Twin City Knockers isn’t as devious as it sounds. It’s actually the name of the all-female roller derby team representing the Shreveport-Bossier City region.

Shreveport was first settled in 1803 and it was originally named “Shreve Town.” It wasn’t until 1839 that the town was incorporated as “Shreveport.”

There’s a half dozen from the list, but there’s a ton more! To see the complete list of ‘Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Shreveport’, JUST CLICK HERE!


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