When was the last time you saw a cotton field in the immediate Shreveport/Bossier area?

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If you are anything like me, it's been decades. And if you have lived here since the 1980's, you can vividly remember when there was nothing but cotton fields between 70th Street and LSUS on Youree Drive. The same can be said about anything north of I-220 on Airline Drive in Bossier City.

We have experienced so many changes over the years, but the most drastic of those changes have come about in just the past sixteen years, since 2007.


Using the incredible technology that Google Earth provides, allowing us to dial the clocks back to the year 2007, we were able to highlight some amazing changes in scenery to the geography of the Shreveport and Bossier City areas.

Of course, it's somewhat bittersweet to see areas that were once home to pastureland and cotton fields now crowded with shoppers and hungry restaurant patrons, but progress comes at a price.

What If We Could Go Back Even Further?

I only wish we had been able to dial the clock back even further than 2007. We could have gone back to the days when we watched model airplanes being flown over the fields where now sits a Home Depot and Walmart in Bossier City.

We could travel back to a time when there was a small vegetable stand in a block of woods just north of I-220 on North Market in Shreveport where there now stands a large Brookshires.

Maybe we could go back to early that dreadful day in December of 1978 and watched a movie at the old Don's Drive-In in Bossier City. Now, sitting in the same spot is Pierre Bossier Mall and Surge Entertainment.

Change Isn't Always A Bad Thing

Again, progress comes at a price, but it's not always a bad thing. That Surge Entertainment is really awesome, even for big kids like me.

Just see how many of these places you might be able to remember and then see how they look now. It might just amaze you!

It's Unbelievable Photos Of How Much Shreveport/Bossier Has Changed Since 2007

Unbelievable Photos Of How Much Shreveport/Bossier Has Changed Since 2007

The scenery of Shreveport and Bossier City has changed incredibly since 2007 and these pictures show some of the biggest changes.