While Shreveport and Bossier City are still considered relatively small cities in the general scope of American cities, we have seen some "big city" changes to our landscape over the years.

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Lifelong residents of the twin cities can remember the days of never ending cotton fields all down Youree Drive in Shreveport.  More of those cotton fields lined the sides of Airline Drive and Benton roads in Bossier City.

Just How Far Back Does Your Memory Take You?

Many can remember the construction of Bert Kouns in Shreveport when the portion of the connector route west of Mansfield Road was once Flournoy Lucas and that area was actually part of Summer Grove, Louisiana.

Casey Jones - Shreveport Regional Arts Council
Casey Jones - Shreveport Regional Arts Council

And yet, there are those who can actually remember back to the days that Cedar Grove was an independent town before it was annexed into Shreveport.  It's the same area where NFL great Terry Bradshaw grew up!

If You're New To Town, There's History Here You Might Have Never Known

But for those who might be relative newcomers to the area who don't have those photographs tucked away in their personal memories, thanks to the modern marvels of technology, Google Earth can at least take you back to 2007.


For what seems like only yesterday, the reality is that 2007 was sixteen years ago, and most can't imagine the changes we have seen in Northwest Louisiana in such a short span of time.

Just look at these pictures of then and now.  For those who were here then, it'll be a trip to down memory lane.  For newcomers, it's quite a history lesson in the roots of the area you now call home!

It's Unbelievable Photos Of How Much Shreveport/Bossier Has Changed Since 2007

Unbelievable Photos Of How Much Shreveport/Bossier Has Changed Since 2007

The scenery of Shreveport and Bossier City has changed incredibly since 2007 and these pictures show some of the biggest changes.

10 Things People Say When They Hear You're From Louisiana

Being a resident of Louisiana has a ton of benefits, but one of the drawbacks is the questions you get when another person from outside the state finds out where you're from. Take a look at the top things people say when you tell them where you're form.

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