Letters, Nov. 17, 1941

Shreveport's Shreve


I enclose a photograph of the central mural, one of five, which adorns the walls of Shreveport's newest skyscraper. This particular panel depicts Captain Henry Shreve, breaking up the great raft on Red River at a point where the city of Shreveport now stands. This, I believe, gives the lie to the caption "Shreveport forgot him," which appears below a likeness of Henry Shreve . . . in your Oct. 27 issue.

The Shreve Memorial Library, named after our "benefactor," has in its files considerable data on Shreve and his work. ....

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