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12/22/2020: by Stephen Regan Smith

MIASMA: A Compendium of early Shreveport, Louisiana, and the 1853, 1867, and 1873 Yellow Fever Epidemics. Paperback – November 3, 2020





History of DeSoto Parish Told Through Photographs

 Local authors team up on new book

 Upcoming Event!

 Book Signing –


Venue:  The Raven Bookstore

 Date:  July 2, 2011

 Time:  10:00 a.m.

 Address:  8352 Hwy 171

                 Grand Cane, LA 71032


 Highlights of DeSoto Parish:


    * Almost all of the images in the book were donated from private collections of local residents.

    * The book is organized chronologically, beginning from the French and Spanish settlers, to the founding of the parish and the effect of the railroads.

    * The book also focuses on lost structure and existing historical sites in the major towns, communities and villages and the story behind each community and structure.


 Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at or




Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit


Emilia Gay Griffith Means, PhD, is author of The Guy Mannering Letters of Henry Watkins Allen, editor of four anthologies of DeSoto Plume, and editor of the journal North Louisiana History. Liz Chrysler began researching DeSoto Parish history while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Two of her four published books concern the parish, and she serves as editor of DeSoto Plume.


DeSoto Parish

 by Emilia Gay Griffith Means, Liz Chrysler

 Images of America Series

 Price: $21.99

 128 pages/ softcover

 Available: June 13, 2011







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