Shreveport Essential Info

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Shreveport is the third largest city in Louisiana. It is located in the area of the state designated as Sportsman's Paradise. Many lakes and rivers are in the area and offer recreational activities.

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Fun Facts

  1. Shreveport is home to Chimp Haven, a sanctuary for chimpanzees who have been retired from biomedical research and the entertainment industry.
  2. O.J. Simpson’s defense attorney, the late Jonnie Cockran, was born in Shreveport.
  3. The American Rose Center, located in Shreveport, boasts 20,000 rose bushes.
  4. From 1948 to 1960, Shreveport was home to the hit radio show “Louisiana Hayride,” which has been credited with launching the careers of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Hank Williams over its 10 plus-year run.
  5. Many of the exterior scenes in the hit HBO series “True Blood” were filmed on a plantation near Shreveport.

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