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History Matters: Oakland Cemetery

Yellow Fever Burial Marker From 1873 Shreveport Outbreak
Dr. Gary Joiner
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Yellow Fever Burial Marker
Dr. Gary Joiner
Credit Press Image / LSU Shreveport
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LSU Shreveport
Dr. Gary Joiner

Airs Tuesday, June 25, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Joiner looks at Oakland Cemetery in Shreveport, and the stories it tells about Shreveport’s past.

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.”