Early days in Caddo Parish, LA, which includes the City of Shreveport, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this brand new 114-page 8.5" x 11" spiral-bound book, printed on 60# opaque paper. The full-color front cover is protected with a vinyl sheet. The book includes excerpts from two hard-to-find vintage publications: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana, originally published by the Southern Publishing Company in 1890, and Louisiana, a Guide to the State, compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the WPA in 1941. The history part of the 1890 book includes Topography and Natural History, Waterways, Pioneer Days, Interesting Incidents and Events, the Courts and Bar, the Police Jury, Military History, including formation and services of companies of the Confederate States, Items of Interest During the Civil War Period, Journalism, Schools and Educational Institutions of Note, Medical, Agricultural and other associations, Navigation and Railroads, Sketch of Shreveport, Shreveport businesses and institutions, Churches, Societies, and Retrospection. In addition to the many names mentioned in the history section, there are a number of fairly lengthy biographies of prominent citizens: T. Alexander, Dr. Hartwell Alison, Col. C.H. Ardis, Ed Ball, Jeremiah H. Beaird, William J. Beaird, James C. Belcher, August J. Bogel, Capt. Joseph Boisseau, Marcus A. Bonner, Dr. A.R. Booth, John Caldwell, J.H. Covert, Judge L.E. Carter, Leon M. Carter, Thomas B. Chase, Dr. D.M. Clay, R.T. Cole, George A. Colquitt, Dr. H.C. Coty, Calvin S. Croom, William J. Crowder, A. Currie, Dr. W.L. Dickson, Jules Dreyfuss, Dr. J.C. Egan, J.J. Ellis, M.C. Elstner, Dr. T.G. Ford, W.P. Ford, Capt. C.J. Foster, J.S. Gamblin, V. Grosjean, W.E. Hamilton, Major J.L. Hargrove, John B. Harris, Dr. John R.R. Harrison, L.L. Helpman, William A. Hendrick, E.B. Herndon, John R. Herndon, John L. Hodges, John V. Hughes, William J. Hutchinson, E. Jacobs, Captain T.J. Jacobs, Thomas C. Johnson, John R. Jones, Capt. William Kinney, John Lake, John R. Land, F.A. Leonard, Col. R.H. Lindsay, James B. McCain, Col. S.B. McCutchen, R.N. McKellar, Marion McMillan, Thomas A. Miller, Judge John C. Moncure, C. Moncure, Robert F. Moore, George W. Musser, Arthur J. Newman, John B. Newton, William E. Noel, James V. Nolan, R.B. Patterson, Judge W.C. Perrin, Isreal W. Pickens, Dr. Anchew S. Reisor, John M. Robinson, William Robson, Dr. John I. Schumpert, Martin H. Sharp, J.H. Shepherd, E.M. Smith, George W. Solomon, J.H. Stephens, William J. Sullivan, F.G. Thatcher, Capt. George E. Thatcher, Dr. E.L. Tillinghast, The Times (Charles Schaeffer, S.B. Johnson), Capt. J.F. Utz, Van Hoose and (R.H.) Terrell, James H. Van Hoose, Capt. R.T. Vinson, W.H. Wise, William E. Wasson, and Capt. Peter Youree. The WPA book gives a nostalgic glimpse from a 1941 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. The excerpt consists of a map of the area, a map of Shreveport, a history of Shreveport, a picture of the court house, and a description of 34 points of interest.