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A Walk Through Oakland

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Dr. Gary Joiner and Dr. Cheryl White

Repeat Broadcast Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. 

A Walk Through Oakland is a tour of Shreveport's historic Oakland Cemetery, led by Dr. Gary Joiner and Dr. Cheryl White, two prominent historians at LSUS who have extensively researched the many people buried there, most of whom were key players in the development of Shreveport during its early years.

Produced by Kermit Poling and sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine, this radio documentary looks at the lives of Amanda Arnell Clark, Mary Bennett Cane, Annie McCune, John Gray Foster and others, and includes a visit to the Yellow Fever Mound, named for the horrific epidemic of yellow fever in 1873. 

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Yellow Fever Mound from 1873

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.”