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History Matters: Roads

Old Dirt Road in Louisiana
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Old Dirt Road in Louisiana

Dr. Gary Joiner
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Dr. Gary Joiner
Dr. Gary Joiner

Airs Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Joiner looks at the ancient deer trails and native American hunting paths that would become, and remain today, important roads through the Red River Radio listening area.

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.”