How a yellow fever outbreak started Shreveport's unique Mardi Gras history

How a yellow fever outbreak started Shreveport's unique Mardi Gras history

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - What do disease epidemics and Mardi Gras parades have in common? More than you might think.

Watch as Liz Swaine, Director of the Shreveport Downtown Development Association, recounts the history of Mardi Gras in Shreveport and explains the connection the celebration has to a deadly outbreak of Yellow Fever in the 1800s.

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