This gallery of old and new Shreveport-Bossier Google Maps images just blew my mind.

I've lived in Shreveport-Bossier my entire life. I don't want to date myself here, but I'm closing in on three decades of life in Northwest Louisiana. How close am I to three decades? Well, I'll never tell.

Anyways, after growing up here and calling Shreveport home for so long, I feel like I know the SBC pretty well. Until I set out to create this gallery. The way our community has changed over the course of about fifteen years is absolutely mind-blowing to me. I was in high school around the time most of our older images were taken, and that is not the Bossier I remember. Is this the Mandela Effect in action or something?

I don't know why, but I always remember Airline Drive as the booming part of town it is today. However, you'd be surprised to know that just fourteen years ago, most of Airline Drive was pretty much a pasture.

I guess I should warn you now in case you haven't realized it yet, this gallery will make you feel old. I know it's made me feel old.

Before we get into it, most of these images are from 2007 and 2021. One image in particular is from 2008. I'm guessing 2007 was the first year Shreveport-Bossier was graced with the spaceship-looking Google Maps car. Still, it's crazy to see not only how much our area has changed in nearly 15 years, but how far Google's technology has come over the same time span.

If you can think of any other notable locations in Shreveport-Bossier that should be added to my gallery, just let me know!

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