A city of northeast-central Louisiana east of Shreveport. Founded in 1785, it is an industrial center. Population: 51,600.
, Harriet 1860-1936.
American poet who founded and edited (1912-1936) Poetry, an influential magazine in which works of Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams, among others, were first published.
, James 1758-1831.
The fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), whose administration was marked by the acquisition of Florida (1819), the Missouri Compromise (1820), in which Missouri was declared a slave state, and the profession of the Monroe Doctrine (1823), declaring U.S. opposition to European interference in the Americas.
, Marilyn Originally Norma Jean Baker. 1926-1962.
American actress noted for her roles in movies such as Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Misfits (1961) and for her tragic death.
, William Smith Known as “Bill.” 1911-1996.
American guitarist, singer, and songwriter widely regarded as the father of bluegrass.