Bossier City is located in the northwestern part of the state of Louisiana and a city in Bossier parish. The sits on the eastern bank of the Red River that is bridged opposite to Shreveport. The area used to be a part of a plantation that was owned by the Crane family in the 1830s, and the site was then known as Cane's Landing. With the subsequent name changes, in the 1900s, it was renamed Bossier City after Pierre Evariste John Baptiste Bossier, who was a prominent figure of Louisiana's early history. The area was the site of Fort Smith which is a major stronghold of the Confederate in the American Civil War, which was presently converted into a memorial park that serves to commemorate the site. The city's population and the economy started to grow after the end of World War II and became a railroad and industrial center in cotton and oil-producing regions.
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