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Construction begins on $40,000 landmark in Shreveport

Construction begins on a $40,000 landmark that will serve as a welcome sign for a Shreveport neighborhood.
Construction begins on a $40,000 landmark that will serve as a welcome sign for a Shreveport neighborhood.
Today crews broke ground in the Mooretown community at the corner of Kennedy and Hollywood avenue near the Shreveport Regional Airport. 
The landmark will include benches and a plaque with Mooretown's history.
State Representative Barbara Norton says she spear headed the project in order to "beautify our communties."
"There's a history plot that's there about the beginning of Mooretown, how it was named, and who named it. And I think when your thinking about the history of where you live, this is how you teach your children and your grandchildren about the community that they are growing up in," says Norton.
The $40,000 project is funded equally by the city of Shreveport and allocations from to 2011 state budget.
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