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History Matters: Shreveport businessman Nathan Goldkind had a seat at a deadly card game

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Nathan Goldkind's memorial stone.

Airs Tuesday, June 28, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner knits together the demise of 1800s Shreveport businessman and notorious gambler Nathan Goldkind who has a unique monument in Shreveport's Oakland Cemetery. 

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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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.”