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History Matters: Ghost towns lurk everywhere

Dr. Gary Joiner
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LSU Shreveport
Dr. Gary Joiner

Airs Tuesday, September 13, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner explores why some towns disappear off the map and what leads to their ghost town demise. 

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.”