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History Matters: Shreveport must do more to protect historic buildings

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Commentator Gary Joiner discusses the significance of saving old buildings that are architecturally valuable, and having an ordinance structure in place that protects and defends them in city planning.

Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport. He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”