Thursday, October 09, 2003

They are now permanent fixtures in the Red River District -- Native Americans, Spanish, French, Africans, and other Louisiana pioneers. Three professional artists - Geeta Dave of Baton Rouge, Diana Salles of New Orleans, and LaMoyne Batten of Shreveport - created five sets of archways with their visions about those cultures' indelible impressions upon Northwest Louisiana in the new Louisiana Purchase Plaza.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World’s Bossier City, Louisiana, grand opening is set for November 6, 2003. The 106,000-square-foot mega store will offer wildlife exhibits, a waterfall and a 15,000-gallon aquarium filled with native fish species.
At the same time, the Bossier City location will also incorporate some of the area’s local flavor and include state record fish, wildlife mounts, old pictures and artifacts from local hunters and fishermen. The new store will anchor the north end of the proposed Bossier City entertainment district.