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History Matters: New London School Explosion

The top of the cenotaph in New London commemorating the 1937 disaster
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Dr. Gary Joiner
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Dr. Gary Joiner

Airs Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner looks back to 1937 Texas and the New London School Explosion.

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.”