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    Lake Charles, LA
    1880s to 1906

    Louisiana Trade Tokens Published in 1982

    Louisiana Trade Tokens
    Copyright 1982
    By
    Louis Crawford
    Glyn Farber
    Ed Tylenda

    Louisiana Trade Tokens Published in 1996

    Louisiana Trade Tokens
    Second Edition
    Copyright 1996
    By
    Louis Crawford
    Glyn Farber

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    AMERICAN / SALOON
    Good For / 1 / Drink
    Found in Shreveport, this is believed to have been issued by the business listed as "American Bar" in city directories from 1903 to 1906. It was located at 519 Louisiana Avenue and had a succession of proprietors: Curlee & Dutherage in 1903, J. T. Ward in 1905, and J. M. Smith in 1906.

    B
    [Blank]
    Reportedly used at C. E. Byrd High School located at 3201 Line Avenue as a lunchroom token.

    B. P. O. E. / N1 122 / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 12 1/2 / In Trade
    Located at 426 Edwards in the 1910s, when this was probably issued.

    TOM BACKUS / CAFE
    Good For / 5 / In / Merchandise
    Good For / 25 / In Merchandise
    [Same, but $111]
    Tom G. Backus operated a drug store in the mid-1920s and is believed to have also been in the cafe business from then into the late 1940s.

    BALOON CHOP HOUSE / C. ARENA / MGR. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    Charles Arena operated a saloon, restaurant, and confectionery at 728 Milam from about 1898 to about 1905. Directories also indicate he had a saloon at "St. Paul's Bottom" in Shreveport in 1903.

    THE BANK / J. E. MADAMS / PROP.
    Good For / 2 1/2 / Trade
    In 1898 Jefferson E. McAdams entered the liquor business in Shreveport. His first saloon was at 301 Common. He opened this saloon at 309 Texas Street in 1901. By 1905 he also had the Parkview Saloon at 1739 Texas and two other saloons (no names indicated) at 124 Texas and 1131 Sprague. About 1906 he formed a partnership with A. Dirks to operate the Bank Saloon, renaming it the Delaware (see listing below). A "Bank Saloon" is listed at 1800 Texas in 1908 but no owner is indicated. In 1908 Prohibition came to Shreveport, so McAdams moved to Alexandria and entered the saloon business there. Since a "Bank Saloon" was located at 1024 Second Street in Alexandria in 1906, it is possible this is an Alexandria token. Ironically, McAdams organized Alexandria Bank & Trust Company in 1920.

    GOOD FOR ONE FREE / ROOT BEER / AT / BAYER'S / WITH ANY PURCHASE
    [Blank]
    Louis E. Bayer entered the baking business in 1931. In 1947 he and his wife, Saralyn, opened their own bakery at either 1234 or 1324 (sources disagree) Louisiana Avenue. From 1951 to 1974 they operated Bayer's Bakery and Grill.

    BELLEVOIR / CLUB / MOORINGSPORT ROAD
    Good For / 10 / In Merchandise
    Not found in directories; likely issued between 1933 and 1950.

    BENNETT'S, INC. / DIAMONDS / [BUST OF GEORGE WASHINGTON] / CASH OR CREDIT / 426 MILAN ST. SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For One Dollar / One To A / Customer / Trade This In / To Day [sic] / Good / 1oo / Luck / On Purchase of $10 Or More
    This jewelry store was owned by M. A. Freedman at 426 Milan in business from 1925 until 1929.

    BEST CIGAR STAND / MERCHANTS / BUILDING / EFFIE BEST, OWNER
    Good For / 10 / In / Merchandise
    In business between 1917 and 1922. Best also issued tokens for her City National Cigar Stand in Shreveport, listed below.

    BESTWAY / FOODS / MILAM ST. / SHREVEPORT
    [Reverse inscription unknown]
    Owned by Bill Thomas and located at 1355 Milam Street; this was probably a food stamp change token issued in the 1970s.

    BESTYET [fax] / DISCOUNT / FOODS
    Food Stamp / 14 / Foods Only
    This grocery chain had five outlets in Shreveport and two in Bossier City.

    BISMARCK SALOON / A. E. MALONEY / PROP. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    The Bismarck Saloon opened at 525 Market in the late 1890s. Andy E. Maloney became the proprietor about 1899 and served in this capacity for less than three years. Maloney went on to manage another saloon, the Turf Exchange (which may be the same as the Turf Saloon, see listing below) while the Bismarck closed about 1906.

    E. BONNEGENT / GROCERIES / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    Ernest Bonnegent operated a grocery and saloon at 630 Fannin from the late 1890s until his death about 1908.

    FRED. W. BOWERS / DRUGGIST / SHREVEPORT
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    [Same, but 104]
    Fred Bowers was the manager of Bogel Drug Store around the turn of the century. In 1902 he took over the store as his own and closed only two years later. He also is listed as a manufacturer of soda water. The store was at the corner of Market and Texas.

    BRITT / GROCERY / 4725 LINWOOD / SHREVEPORT / LA 71108
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    It is not known if this Britt is related to the one who issued the following token.

    BRITT'S STORE / SHREVEPORT, / LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    The comma following "Shreveport," blends into the beadwork around the edge. This was likely issued by William F. and Walter R. Britt, who operated a grocery and saloon at 1300 Texas Avenue from 1899 to 1912. William continued in the grocery business until 1920.

    BRUNSWICK BILLIARD / PARLOR / SHREVEPORT / LA.
    Good For / 1 / In Trade
    [Same, but 54] / [Star cut-out]
    Clyde Roquemore opened this place at 903 Louisiana Avenue in 1927. It became Brunswick Domino Parlor within two years and closed by 1933.

    CAHN'S BOOK STORE / BOOKS, / STATIONERY / AND CIGARS / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In / Merchandise
    Sam Cahn was in business at 518 or 548 Market Street (references disagree) from 1899 to 1915.

    THE LEON M. CARTER DRUG CO. LTD. / COOPER BLDG. / SHREVEPORT, / LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    This drug store was in business from the early 1890s until the early 1910s. It was located at 200 Texas.

    CAZAUX'S BAKERY / GOOD / FOR / HALF-LOAF
    [Blank]
    Jean M. Cazaux operated a bakery at 1005 Texas Avenue from the late 1890s to 1914.

    CHAMBERLAIN'S / 224 / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 2 1/2 / Soda Water

    CHAMBERLAINS SMOKE HOUSE / SHREVEPORT / LA.
    Soda Water / 5 / Or Cigars Only
    J. W. Chamberlain operated a cigar store, soda fountain, and billiard hall at 313 Texas from about 1907 until 1914.

    CINDERELLA / SLIPPER / SHOP / HOSIERY POOL
    25
    This store began operations at 514 McNeil in 1925. About ten years later it was taken over by United Shoe Stores, which also controlled Regent Shoes (see listing below). The exact meaning of "Hosiery Pool" is not known, but it likely was some sort of premium akin to trading stamps.

    DEALERS AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT SAME / CITY / BAKERY / PHONES / NEW 32 / OLD 3364 / BEST PIES & CAKES / IN CITY / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For One / 15 / Cent / Loaf / Of / City Bakery Bread
    Hopefully they also had the best bread in the city as well, with an extravagant (for that day) price of fifteen cents a loaf! City Bakery began operations in 1906 at 1131 Hunter. Riney Retter was the proprietor, and about 1910 it moved to 826 Travis. In 1916 the Ford Brothers took over the bakery, with A. M. Ford managing it from 1917 until the bakery closed in 1922. Apparently the transition from 'old' to 'new' phone numbers in Shreveport was lengthy, since a 1906 advertisement includes the new phone number, and one from 1921 has both phone numbers.

    CITY BANK BUILDING CIGAR STAND /
    Good For / $100 / In Trade
    [Same, but $1.00$]
    In 1924 A. K. Montgomery opened a cigar stand in the lobby of the City Bank Building located at the corner of Milam and Market. In 1928 Pauline Wyatt took over the stand followed by W. E. Straughan in 1933. The first listing for "City Bank Building Cigar Stand" appears in 1936 with Helen Killen listed as manager. Several managers followed Mrs. Killen: G. Hughes (1939-1940), Plina Kindrex (1941-1942), Hazel Delco (1943), and Mabel Lowery (1944).

    CITY HOTEL / BAR / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    The proprietor of this saloon was J. Keeny in 1897 and 1898, W. D. Brady in 1899, and L. Baily in 1900. It was located at 221 Milam.

    CITY NATIONAL / CIGAR STAND / EFFIE BEST, PROP.
    Good For / 5 / In / Merchandise
    Miss Effie Ray Best was in the cigar business (see listing for Best Cigar Stand above) from 1917 to 1922.

    CLARKES / STEAM / BAKERY
    Good For / One / 5 / Loaf Bread
    James Morris Clarke opened his bakery at 724 Milan about 1902. It is listed as Clarke's Steam Bakery until 1913 when the "steam" was dropped. The bakery moved to 2601-03 Southern Avenue in the late 1920s. Clarke died about 1934; his wife continued in the baking business until 1942.

    J. M. / COTTEN'S / GROCERY & / SUPER MARKET / 3656 LAKE / SHORE
    Good For / 10 / Food / Stamp
    [Reverse inscription unknown] It is not known if this is from the Phase II or the Phase III food stamp change era.

    COTTON EXCHANGE / BAR / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / Cents / In Trade
    Good For / 104 / In Trade
    This bar was located at 511 Market. It was in operation from 1899 to 1907 and H. Shulsinger & Company was the proprietor.

    CAL CROSS /
    Good For 5 / In Trade [8mm center hole]
    Good For / 5 / In Trade [8mm center hole]

    CAL CROSS. /
    Good For 5 In Trade / [9mm center hole]

    CAL CROSS / SHREVEPORT / LOUISIANA
    Good For / 5 / In Merchandise
    Calvin L. Cross operated the West End Pool Hall (1912 Texas Avenue), the KCS Hotel (1916 Texas Avenue), and hawked "near beer" from the mid-1910s to 1924.

    {CRYSTAL / PALACE [IN LOGO]}
    Ticket To Ride / Shreveport, Louisiana
    [Same as above]

    [FAN DESIGN] / CRYSTAL / PALACE
    The@Best@In@Fun@For@Everyone / Play / 25 / Value
    7791-C/16a is Atwood-Coffee 810-J; 7791-C/16b is unlisted and believed to have been plated in error. 7791-C/17 is Alpert LA 800-CRY. John D. Crow operated this amusement center, located at 1724 East 70th Street, from 1978 to 1981. The facility became a Chuck E. Cheese's in 1983.

    THE CUPPLES-LONERGAN CO. INC. / JOBBERS / AUTOMOTIVE / EQUIPMENT / ACCESSORIES / AND / MOTOR TRUCK / SUPPLIES / 305-307 TEXAS ST., SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / $1.00 / On A / Cash Purchase / Of / $20.00 / Or Over
    This firm opened in 1919 and closed in 1929. It moved to the corner of Commerce and Milam in 1924. The Cupples is the J. E. Cupples who had a plantation in Robson (see listings there).

    DAVIS BROS. / 329 / TEXAS ST. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    Louis Davis opened the El Moro Saloon at 331 Texas Street in 1902. By 1906 brothers Charles and Jake joined the firm and they expanded to 329 Texas. The saloon closed in 1908. Louis and Dave Davis also operated the IXL Grocery at 512 Texas Street around the turn of the century. Louis Davis went on to operate the White Way Billiard Hall (see listing below).

    R. DE FATTA / 1 / PHONE 349 / GROCERIES
    [1914 Ingle reverse] / 1
    Rosario De Fatta had a grocery store at 1670 Texas Avenue from 1914 to 1951.

    DELAWARE / SHREVEPORT / BAR
    Good For / 2 1/2 / In Trade
    Jefferson E. McAdams (see listing for Bank Saloon above) and A. Dirks were proprietors of this saloon located at 309 Texas Avenue. It was in business briefly circa 1906.

    EASTGATE / CINEMA IV
    Admit / One / Child
    At 1740 East 70th Street; opened in 1977.

    829 / LOUISIANA
    Good For / 5c / In Trade
    Since this was found in Shreveport it is believed that this inscription indicates an address. Businesses operating at this address include Frank's Bar in 1907, Serwich Hotel in 1911, and a combination of Traveller's Hotel and Tony Abraham's cafe from the mid-1910s until the late 1930s.

    ELECTRIC RAILROAD / EMPLOYEES / SHREVEPORT
    Good For / Not / [Numerals] [c/s] / Transferable / One Fare [holed for suspension]

    ELECTRIC / RAILROAD / [NUMERALS] [c/s] / SHREVEPORT [on straight line]
    Good For / School / Children / One Fare [holed for suspension]

    ELECTRIC / RAILROAD / [NUMERALS] [c/s] / SHREVEPORT [on curved line]
    Good For / School / Children / One Fare
    Atwood-Coffee LA 810-A, B, and I respectively. Shreveport City Railway was chartered in 1870. In 1888 a steam dummy line was chartered but before it was constructed the decision was made to use electric streetcars. The electric line was opened September 1890 as the Shreveport City Railway and Land Improvement Company. To meet the competition, the Shreveport City Railway began to electrify its line in 1893. The above three tokens were probably used by Shreveport City Railway sometime after it was electrified, i.e., after 1893 and before 1902, when the above two companies merged to form Shreveport Traction Company, which also issued tokens (see below).

    ELITE GROCERY & MEAT MARKET / 1000 / SPRING ST. / SHREVEPORT / LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    No directory listings were found, but Sam Speedo operated a grocery at this address from about 1905 to about 1920, as did Carmello Papa in the 1920s.

    THE EXCHANGE / BAR / 310 / TEXAS / ST. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade

    THE EXCHANGE BAR / 310 / TEXAS / ST. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    City directories indicate that this was a soft drink parlor from 1925 to 1927. George Honeycutt was the first manager and W. H. Wallace was his successor. However, other directories indicate that Charles Bowers owned a billiard and domino hall by this name from about 1925 to about 1928.

    CAFETERIA / FPHS
    2 1/2
    Fair Park High School, located at 3222 Greenwood Road, was built in the late 1920s.

    FIL-A-BAG SERVICE / {THE / BLACK [IN LOGO]}
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    Located at 112 North Dale. Apparently connected with Pak-A-Bag, see listing below, since the logos are the same.

    WE PAY FOUR PERCENT INTEREST / ON SAVINGS ACCOUNT / {FIRST / NATIONAL / BANK / SHREVEPORT, / LA [ON SHIELD]}
    First National Bank Of Shreveport / Shreveport, La. / We Will / Accept This / As / Fifty Cents / In Opening A New / Savings Account Of / Five Dollars Or / More To Be Left / Six Months
    The bank was established in the 1880s and became Premier Bank in the early 1990s. The token was likely issued in the 1920s.

    FLOYDS / BAR-B-Q AND / A. F. GROCERY / 112 DALE ST / PH 221-1532
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    This business later moved to 1807 Hollywood. The meaning of "A. F. Grocery" is not known.

    THE GALLEON / [SHIP] / COCKTAIL LOUNGE
    Sheraton Inn- / Shreveporter / Good For One / Free Cocktail / Galleon Lounge
    [Same as above]
    This lounge opened in 1972. Another token issued by the Sheraton is listed below.

    GIGLIO / GROCERY / 1712 LAUREL ST / SHREVEPORT, LA / 71103
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    Issued in the mid-1970s.

    GILMORE NEWS STAND /
    Good For 5 In Trade / [8mm center hole]
    This was a cigar store and pool hall as well as a newsstand. Located at 519 Louisiana, it was operated by Robert H. Gilmore from 1915 to the late 1950s. Gilmore also had an interest in the Star Pool Room listed below.

    THE GLASS HAT / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 50c / In Trade
    The Glass Hat Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge was opened by W. Perrin Sparke at 323 Texas in 1939. It was billed as "Shreveport's Largest Downtown Cocktail Lounge" and closed in 1959.

    GOOD FOR / $100 / FARE IN / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    [Blank]
    Listed by Atwood-Coffee as LA 810-E. The authors of that work believe it to be a transportation token although no evidence of any fare approaching that amount can be found in historical references to the Shreveport streetcar system. It may have been a meal check of some sort.

    GULLO-CORDARO / & CO. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Merchandise
    Not found in directories. Sam Gullo operated a grocery at 300 Douglass from about 1912 to about 1930. Possibly Cordaro was a partner briefly before the store was closed, since the diework of this token suggests a 1930 vintage.

    ACCEPTABLE ONLY AT HARRAH'S CASINO [i] / $1 / GDC / SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA [i]
    One Dollar Gaming Token [i] / Harrah's7 / [Flower] / GDC / Harrah's Casino Shreveport [i]

    ACCEPTABLE ONLY AT HARRAH'S CASINO [i] / $5 / GDC / SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA [i]
    Five Dollar Gaming Token [i] / Harrah's7 / [Flower] / GDC / Harrah's Casino Shreveport [i]
    This riverboat casino opened in 1994.

    HEADQUARTERS / 216 / TEXAS / STREET
    Good For / $1oo / In Trade
    Unverified; this was found in a Shreveport estate and it bears a Shreveport address.

    HIGHLAND / HOSPITAL
    [Blank]
    Feisel LA 3810-E. This parking token was used between 1970 and 1977; the hospital is located at 1453 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.

    HOTEL WASHINGTON / CIGAR / STAND / R. KAHN, PROP.
    Good For / 10 / In Merchandise

    HOTEL YOUREE / CIGAR / STAND / R. KAHN, PROP.
    Good For / 25 / In Trade

    HOTEL YOUREE / CIGAR STAND / R. KAHN, PROP.
    Good For / Cts. 25 Cts. / In Trade

    HOTEL YOUREE / CIGAR / STAND / R. KAHN, PROP.
    [Reverse inscription unknown]
    Ralph Kahn parted from his brothers (see listing for Kahn Liquor & Grocery below) about 1903, opening the Caddo Bar. When Shreveport enacted its own Prohibition laws circa 1908 he opened the Phoenix Cigar Stand (see also listing for I. J. Kaufman below). Four years later his operation was based in the Hotel Youree. He added a stand in the adjacent Hotel Washington in 1926 and closed in 1930.

    HOT WHEELS / [BISON] / SKATELAND
    For Replay Only / No / Cash / Value
    Alpert LA 800-HOT. This amusement center opened in 1973 and was purchased in 1974 by Kenneth M. Bison, hence the picture depicted. It was located at 9241 North Southland Park.

    THE HUB / CORNER TEXAS / & MARKET STS. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    David L. Vilensky operated this men's clothing store at 311 Texas Street from about 1923 until 1934. It apparently was briefly known as "The Best" in 1926 and 1927.

    WM HUNTLY [i] / 154 / SHREVEPORT, LA. [i]
    [Blank]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]

    GOOD FOR [i] / 15 / WM HUNTLEY [sic] [i]
    [Blank]

    WM HUNTLY / 20 / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    [Blank]
    H/11-20a:The S and O of SHREVEPORT are rounded.
    H/11-20b:The S and O of SHREVEPORT are squared.
    William Huntley was a barber at the Caddo Barber Shop (see listing for Tom Johnson below) from 1907 to 1913. At this time he opened his own shop (the Bank Barber Shop) in the basement of the Commercial Bank Building which he operated for almost twenty years. He also operated the Royal Barber Shop at 421 Market and the Queen City Barber Shop at various times after 1924, and with his brother Hugh established Huntly Brothers Undertakers.

    ILER'S PHARMACY / SHREVEPORT, / LA.
    Good For / 10 / In / Merchandise
    Robert L. Iler opened this drug store in the late 1890s and closed circa 1900. It was located at 229 Texas.

    INDEPENDENT / POOL HALL / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Merchandise
    Not found in directories; believed to have been issued between 1920 and 1940.

    TOM JOHNSON [i] / GOOD FOR / 15c
    Aug. Kern / Co. / St. Louis, Mo.
    Johnson was a barber at the Caddo Hotel (217 Milam) in 1903 and proprietor of the Caddo Hotel Barber Shop from at least 1908 to 1913.

    JOHN'S / PEOPLE'S / MARKET / 2933 / LINDHOLM
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    This was a branch store; John's People's Market #1 was at 144 East 70th.

    KAHN LIQUOR / & / GRO. CO. / 129 / TEXAS ST. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade.
    The Kahn brothers - Leon, Ralph, and Lazar - formed Kahn Liquor and Grocery in the mid-1890s. Leon and Ralph left the firm about 1903 and the business closed about 1907.

    THE KANB LUCKY / (HEADS) / SAVE THIS COIN / IT IS NUMBER: / [NUMERALS] [c/s] / KANB / 1300 ON THE / DIAL / FLIPPIN' WINNIN' COIN
    This Is Your Luck! Save It! / (Tails) / [Horseshoe And Four-Leaf Clover] / Listen To / KANB / Lucky 1300 On The Dial / Hear How This Lucky / Piece Can Win Money / For You And Save / You Money When / You Buy! / Win Valuable KANB Prizes
    KANB was on the air from 1958 until the mid-1960s. This is listed because the wording indicates that the token may have some trade value itself.

    A. M. KAUFMAN & CO. / BOOKS / AND / STATIONERY / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    Arthur M. Kaufman succeeded relative Ike (see listing below) in selling books, stationery, and cigars in 1899. This store closed circa 1907.

    I. J. KAUFMAN & CO. / PHOENIX / HOTEL / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For One / 10 / Cigar
    Ike J. Kaufman is listed as a "news dealer, cigars, tobacco, pipes, and railroad ticket broker" in 1899 only. He transferred control of this business to Arthur M. Kaufman (see listing above) and moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he operated a cigar store from 1900 to 1903 that issued a token (Chatham VICK:37-A10). The Phoenix Hotel was located at 300-306 Texas.

    KEEP / HAPPY / 2015 MARKET / 592494-4
    [Reverse inscription unknown]
    This grocery was operated by Milton Ehrhardt in the 1960s and 1970s. The significance of the numerals is not known, but since this appears to be a food stamp change issue, they are possibly an identification number.

    KELLEY'S / FISH / DOCK / 1661 FORD ST / SHREVEPORT / LA
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    Phase III food stamp change issues from the mid-1970s.

    LAKESIDE DAIRY / ANGUS BATES, / PROP.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    Located at 2102 Talbot and in business from 1907 to 1923.

    J. LAMARGUE [i] / GOOD FOR / 1 / PT. / MILK [i]
    Blanke & Hauk / Supply / Co. / St. Louis
    A one gallon issue is also known. John Lamargue is listed as a dairyman in 1908. From 1909 to 1920 he drove a delivery wagon for Hollywood Creamery & Dairy. In 1918 his son Jean opened a dairy on Line Avenue, relocating to 4721 Delaware a year later. The business closed in 1921.

    LARRY'S / CHRIST IS / [CROSS] / THE ANSWER / PICK NICK
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    Located at 6904 Southern Avenue.

    REDEEMABLE / ONLY IN / ELIGIBLE / FOODS AT: / LIBERTO / GROCERY
    Food / Stamp / 1 / Credit
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    Located at 1957 Weinstock.

    LO-MART / SUPER / MARKETS / SHREVEPORT / LA.
    Food Stamp / Good For / 5 / In Mdse.
    Lo-Mart had two stores in Shreveport, one at 624 Texas Street and one at 4450 Blanchard Highway. Apparently it was also connected with Warehouse Foods, based on listing below.

    LORRAINE / DAIRY / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In / Dairy Products
    Not found in directories, this was likely issued between 1920 and 1940.

    M & C / SHOWS
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    [Same, but 2 1/2 ]
    Milton M. Morris and John R. Castle maintained winter quarters for their circus at the State Fair Grounds in Shreveport from 1922 until about 1933. The following three years, Castle was vice-president of three separate entities, each lasting only a year: Castle-Erlich-Hirsch Shows, Inc. in 1934; Castle-Hirsch-Lohmar Shows, Inc. in 1935; and United Shows of America in 1936.

    MAJESTIC / CIGAR STAND / 525 / MARKET ST. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    [Reverse inscription unknown]
    Possibly issued by an entity listed as "Majestic Shaving Parlor" which was operated at the address by J. Clesi and Harry Mangogna from 1906 to 1910.

    MANHATTAN / BAR / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    In 1898 J. T. Hagans opened a "Manhattan Saloon" at 431 Texas Street. This business was known as "Manhattan Bar" briefly before closing in 1908. Following Prohibition Arthur Nasser operated a Manhattan Bar at 125 Texas Street from 1934 to 1960. The token was probably issued by the former enterprise.

    MANHATTAN / FOODS
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]

    GOOD / ONLY AT / MANHATTAN / FOODS / SHREVEPORT / LA.
    [Reverse inscription unknown]
    Located at 1510 Looney.

    MARSH'S / GROCERY / 2958 COOPER RD / SHREVEPORT / LA
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods G-*
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    Issued between 1973 and 1978.

    MERIDIAN FERTILIZER / FACTORY / SHREVEPORT, / LA.
    Good For / 5 / Bridge Toll
    Atwood-Coffee LA 810-D. Meridian Fertilizer opened a plant in Bossier City in 1913. Since it was necessary to obtain much of their labor force from Shreveport, and because the only bridge crossing the Red River was a toll bridge, the tokens were issued to employees so they would not have to pay the toll. The five cent rate was for a pedestrian while teams and automobiles were charged twenty-five cents, raising the possibility that a token exists in that denomination. This bridge, known as the Traffic Street Bridge, connected Lake Street in Shreveport to Barksdale Boulevard in Bossier. Tolls were ended in the 1920s and the bridge was demolished in 1968.

    MR. / J'S / STOP-N-GO / NO. 1 / AND / NO. 2
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    Located at 2324 Laurel Street.

    GOOD FOR / 5 / IN TRADE / THOS. MONSOUR, PROP.
    [Blank]
    Thomas J. Monsour operated a grocery store and fruit stand from about 1903 until about 1930. He was located at 1924 Texas Avenue in 1908 and had moved to 2020 Texas by the mid-1920s.

    MOOSE CLUB / SHREVEPORT, / LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    The Moose Club was located at 5272 Market in the mid-1920s, which is when this token was likely issued.

    MUDBUG MADNESS NO. 8, 1991 / 504 / IN / CRAWFISH / WE / TRUST / [CRAWFISH LOGO] 8 / MUDBUG / (M)ADNESS / MAY 23-26 1991 / DOWNTOWN SHREVEPORT UNLIMITED-SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA / 504 / IN / CRAWFISH / WE / TRUST / DOWNTOWN SHREVEPORT UNLIMITED, SHREVEPORT, LA.
    [Same as obverse]
    [Same as above]
    The second "Mudbug" and "Madness" share a common, large "M." The M/11-50a is a very dark green.

    GOOD FOR / 12 1/2 / AT / GEO. NEIL'S BAR
    A. B. C. Beer /
    George Neil (listed in some directories as Neal and Neel) opened a saloon at 730 Milam in 1898 (see listing for Shamrock Saloon below). Neil then opened his own bar at 828 Fannin in 1900. This saloon was forced to close about 1907. A 1902 advertisement proclaims "A. B. C. Beer a Specialty." A. B. C. Beer is a product of the American Brewing Company, based in St. Louis, Missouri but with a branch brewery in New Orleans from about 1900 to 1914.

    NEWMAN'S / BUFFET / AND / BILLIARD PARLOR / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    J. A. Newman opened this business at 218 Texas in 1899 and closed in 1901.

    FRED W. [i] / NICKERSON [i] / 104 [i]
    [Blank] [holed for suspension]
    [Same, but 25]
    Fred Nickerson was a barber at 1008 Marshall from 1908 to 1924 and then at 1031 Line Avenue until 1931.

    O'GORMAN'S / CIGAR / STORE
    Good For / 22 / Cents / In Trade
    Good For / Cts 5 Cts / In Trade
    Athanasius H. O'Gorman ran his cigar stand from 1916 to 1936 at seven different addresses: 427 Texas (1916), 509 Marshall (1917-1924), 514 Common (1924-1929), 508 Edwards (1930-1932), 424 Louisiana (1933), 430 Marshall (1934), and 508 Louisiana (1935). Although these tokens have also been attributed to San Angelo, Texas, no evidence is available that O'Gorman also operated there.

    P. O. DOMINO / HALL / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    Possibly Post Office Domino Hall. A Post Office Cafe operated in Shreveport in 1932 and 1933.

    PAK-A-BAG SERVICE / {THE / BLACK / [IN LOGO]}
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    Located at 1504 Ford. Probably connected with Fil-A-Bag Service listed above.

    PEL STATE / FINA / STATION / FLOURNOY / LUCAS RD. / AT / MANSFIELD RD.
    Good For / 25 / On / Roma / Car Wash
    Likely issued between 1964 and 1975.

    PHOENIX HOTEL / JOHN S. JACKSON / PROP. / BARBER SHOP
    Good For / 25 / For Work
    Jackson was proprietor of this business from 1900 to 1902. The Phoenix Hotel was located at 300-306 Texas.

    PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS HOSPITAL / [PROPELLER]
    [Same as obverse] [vars]
    Feisel LA 3810-D. This hospital, located at 1530 Line Avenue, first issued tokens in June 1971.

    PIONEER BANK & TRUST CO. / [GATE] / [NUMERALS] [c/s]
    Parcoa / [Gate] / Token [vars]
    Feisel LA 3810-A. It is not known if these were used at the office at 300 Marshall Street or at 401 Texas Street, nor is the significance of the counterstamped numerals known.

    PRINCESS PARK GROC. & MKT. / 1
    [ICS reverse] / 1

    PRINCESS PARK GRO. & MKT. / 5
    [ICS reverse] / 5
    Manufacturer's records indicate the Princess Park Grocery ordered six hundred tokens (likely one hundred of each denomination, one cent through one dollar) in 1923, which appears to be the year J. DeFatta opened the store. Two years later he sold to Charles Marato. The Marato family continued to operate the grocery until the mid-1950s. The store was located at 927 Howell and was named for a nearby park.

    QUALITY / COURTS / PORT-O-CALL / I-20-MONKHOUSE DRIVE, SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / Riverboat / Lounge / One Drink
    Apparently issued in the late 1960s or the 1970s.

    G. R. / 1044 / MARSHALL STREET
    Good For / 2 1/2 / In Trade
    Several of these were dug in Shreveport and this is a Shreveport address. Efforts to determine the significance of "G. R." have been unsuccessful. A meat market, restaurant, and barber shop are among the businesses that have operated at this address but none of the proprietors had these initials. The style indicates issuance between 1920 and 1940.

    REDEEMABLE / ONLY IN / ELIGIBLE / FOODS AT: / R & L / FOOD / STORE
    Food / Stamp / 1 / Credit
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    Managed by L. B. Roach; located at 3911 Velva.

    RED / CIRCLE / SUPER MARKET / 6901 LINE AVE / SHREVEPORT, LA
    Food Stamp Credit / 1 / In Eligible Foods
    [Same, but 5]
    [Same, but 10]
    [Same, but 25]
    [Same, but 50]
    Issued in the mid-1970s.

    ONE GIVEN WITH EACH / DOLLAR / CASH / PURCHASE / REGENT / SHOE CO. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Thrift Check / First / National / Bank / Shreveport / La. / Good For 5 Cents / On Savings Account
    Regent Shoe Store opened at 320 Texas in 1902. It became Regent Shoe Company in 1908 and by 1924 had become simply Regent Company. In 1930 it became affiliated with United Shoe Stores Company, Inc. (see listing for Cinderella Slipper Shop above) and closed in the mid-1930s. Exactly what relationship there was between the bank (which issued a token listed above) and the shoe store is not known.

    THE [i] / GOOD FOR [i] / 15 [i] / RIALTO [i]
    [Blank]
    The Rialto Saloon, located at 509 Market and operated by J. P. Ivy, was in business briefly circa 1903.

    ROSS'S / WINE / CELLAR / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 25 / In Trade
    Owned by Joslyn Ross, this liquor store was in business from 1964 to 1966 at 312 Stoner Avenue.

    ONE ON EACH CASING / S. & P. / VULCANIZING / CO. / 1154 TEXAS AVE. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / $1.00 / On / A Casing
    Owned by J. A. Porter, the business operated from 1918 until 1926. The "S. & P." may indicate Porter had a partner at some time, or it possibly refers to the Shreveport & Pacific Railroad.

    SAENGER BROS. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade

    SAENGER BROS. / THE CUT-RATE / DRUGGISTS / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade

    SAENGER BROS. / THE CUT-RATE / DRUGGIST
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    The Saenger Brothers (Julian H. and Abe D.) began operations about 1896 and called their store the City Hall Pharmacy until 1900. The store was located at 529-531 Louisiana Avenue (corner Milam). The business became Saenger Drug Company, Inc. about 1917 and likely this was when they opened a branch at 502 Texas Avenue. The brothers formed Saenger Amusement Company, which owned the famous Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. Saenger Drug Company closed in 1939.

    SEEGAR & BARLOW / 515 MARKET / ST. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Merchandise
    Belmar B. Seegar and Thomas D. Barlow operated this cigar store and news stand only in 1916.

    SHAMROCK SALOON / 730 / MILAM ST. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 10 / In Trade
    This saloon was operated by D. J. Hegarty in the late 1890s. He sold to George Neil about 1898.

    SHERATON / SHREVEPORTER
    Ice / Token
    The motel located at 3880 Greenwood Road opened circa 1972. The ice token was probably issued in the late 1980s.

    CAFETERIA / S H S
    2 1/2
    Although sometimes attributed to Shreveport High School, it does not appear a school by that name ever existed. A more likely attribution is Stoner Hill School, which was located at Royal and East Herndon.

    SHREVEPORT / MANTEL / & TILE CO.
    Good For / 1 / Load / Sand
    Shreveport Mantel & Tile Company was in business circa 1902. Directories indicate T. J. and M. S. Rudy were the owners and the address given, 703 Texas, is likely an office.

    SHREVEPORT NATATORIUM / [NUMERALS] [c/s]
    [Blank]
    Likely a towel or admission check. The Shreveport Natatorium operated from 1924 to 1936 at McNeil and 4th.

    THIS PENNY AND NINETY NINE CENTS / WILL OPEN A SAVINGS ACCOUNT / AT THE SHREVEPORT / NATIONAL BANK
    [Reverse inscription unknown]
    Encased 1904 cent. This description is taken from a photograph of one side only. The bank, located in the Randall Building, opened in 1902 and was closed by 1913.

    SHREVEPORT / CHILDS / RAILWAYS CO. [two slots]
    Good For One / Childs / Fare
    Atwood-Coffee LA 810-F.

    SHREVEPORT / S [hanging in center] / RAILWAYS CO. Good For / One Full Fare [vars]
    Atwood-Coffee LA 810-G. Twenty thousand of these were struck November 19, 1921. Shreveport Railways Company began operations in 1914. The last streetcar ran in Shreveport December 10, 1939. Shreveport Railways was reorganized on July 1, 1957, as Shreveport Transit Company (see listing below).

    SHREVEPORT / REGIONAL / AIRPORT / (A)
    [Blank]
    Feisel LA 3810-F. Used by patrons of automobile rental agencies to exit the airport parking lot.

    SHREVEPORT / TRACTION CO. / NO. [NUMERALS] [c/s] / GOOD FOR ONE FARE / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    [Same as obverse]
    Atwood-Coffee LA 810-C. Shreveport Traction Company operated from 1902 to 1914, when its corporate name was changed to Shreveport Railways Company (see listings above).

    SHREVEPORT / [BUS] / TRANSIT CO. INC. [two slots]
    Good For / Student / One Fare
    Atwood-Coffee LA 810-H. Twenty thousand of these were struck August 28, 1962, and placed into use September 23, 1962. Another thirty thousand were made October 11, 1962. Shreveport Railways was reorganized on July 1, 1957, as Shreveport Transit Company which in turn became Shreveport Transit Corporation in April 1965.

    R.S. 47:375E-R.S. 15:31 A AND B / SOUTHERN / MUSIC & VENDING CO. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    For Merchandise, Prizes And Amusement Games Only / 5 / Points / Not Legal Tender / 1970
    Alpert 800-SOU. The significance of the letter/number combination on the first line is not known. Nick Putch established Southern Music Company in 1952. In 1956 the company was renamed Southern Music & Cigarette Service and it became Southern Music & Vending Company in 1970 when it was located at 1301 Louisiana Avenue.

    STAR / POOL ROOM / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Merchandise
    Star Pool Room was in business briefly circa 1920. It was at 1044 Texas and operated by Howard F., George I., and Robert H. Gilmore.

    DR. T. E. STRAIN, SR. / SHREVEPORT, / LA.
    [Same as obverse]
    Feisel LA 3810-C. A late-1960s parking token issued by Dr. Thomas Strain for his clinic at 2551 Greenwood Road.

    PAT STUDSTILL / 329 / TEXAS ST. / SHREVEPORT, / LA.
    Good For / 1 / In / Merchandise
    Pat Studstill had a cigar stand at 329 Texas in 1937.

    G. W. THOMAS [i] / GOOD FOR / 1 / [ILLEGIBLE]
    [Blank]
    From 1903 to 1909 Thomas was a barber at 1812 Texas Avenue.

    THURMOND & BOWLES [i] / 25 [i] / CTS [i] / SHREVEPORT, LA. [i]
    [Blank]
    No directory listings were found, but Walter S. Thurmond and Joseph M. Bowles were both clerks employed by Ardis & Parker, a wholesale grocery in 1882. It is likely these two men formed some sort of partnership after this time since the style of the token indicates an 1880s vintage.

    COR. FANNIN & COMMERCE STS. / THE TURF / SALOON / SHREVEPORT, / LA.
    Good For / 10 / Cents / In Trade
    In business only between 1898 and 1901; Henry Holzner was the proprietor (see Two Brothers Saloon for more information). A "Turf Exchange" is listed in 1902 and 1903 with A. E. Maloney (who issued a token for his Bismarck Saloon listed above) as proprietor.

    TWO BROTHERS / SALOON / & / RESTAURANT / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 5 / In Trade
    This saloon was founded by Henry and John Holzner in 1881, at 35 (later renumbered 219) Texas Street. It closed in 1905.

    WAREHOUSE / & / LO MART / FOOD STORES
    Magic / Limited Use / Redeem For / Merchandise / Only Where / Received / Discount Coin
    Almost certainly issued after 1970. Lo Mart Food Store was located at 4450 Shreveport-Blanchard Highway in the early 1990s.

    WEST-PORT / TRUCK STOP / 4801 / GREENWOOD RD. / SHREVEPORT, / LOUISIANA
    Good For / 1 Skelly [In Logo] 1 / One Cup Of Coffee

    WESTPORT TRUCK STOP / 4801 / GREENWOOD / SHREVEPORT, / LA. 71107
    Good For / 1 Skelly [In Logo] 1 / One Cup Of Coffee

    WESTPORT TRUCK STOP / I-20 AT / MONKHOUSE DR. / SHREVEPORT, / LA.
    Good For / 1 Skelly [In Logo] 1 / One Cup Of Coffee Part of a 1960s national promotion by Skelly Truck Stops.

    White Brothers Jewelry used a token in Shreveport; see listing under New Orleans. The store was at 631 Milam.

    WHITE ELEPHANT / BAR / TEXAS & LEVEE / STS. / M. KIRSCH, PROP.
    Good For / 10 / In / Merchandise
    Martin Kirsch operated this saloon at 500 Levee around the turn of the century. He was also manager of Kirsch Brothers & Company, who had a saloon and grocery at 500 Commerce from 1903 to 1907.

    WHITEWAY / BILLIARD / HALL INC. / LOUIS DAVIS / PRESIDENT / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 1 / In Trade

    WHITE WAY / BILLIARD HALL / LOUIS DAVIS / PROPR. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 1 / In Trade

    WHITE WAY / BILLIARD HALL / LOUIS DAVIS / & SON / PROPS. / SHREVEPORT, LA.
    Good For / 1 / In Trade

    WHITEWAY BILLIARD HALL / ABE / FISHMAN, / PROP.
    Good For / $100 / In Trade

    WHITE WAY POOL HALL [i] / GOOD FOR / 22 / C. / IN TRADE
    E. A. Schmidt Co. Inc. / 1809@11 / Olive / St. / St. Louis
    White Way Billiard Hall was located at 4232 Market. Abe Fishman was proprietor the mid-1910s. Louis Davis (see Davis Brothers listed above) took over operations about 1917 and his son, E. A., joined the firm about 1925, leaving about four years later. In 1931 the business was renamed White Way Recreation Parlor by new owners L. J. Marre and S. A. Karrant. In 1933 Marre was sole proprietor and the establishment was closed by 1936. Since the listings never indicate a "White Way Pool Hall," it is possible that W/9-022 is from another location. The bi-metallic issue is Schenkman W160-100.

    PARKING / CHECK / FOR / WILLIS-KNIGHTON CLINIC
    [Same as obverse]
    Feisel LA 3810-B. Located at 2600 Greenwood Road.

    ONE ON EACH SUIT ORDER / L. WOLFF / THE TAILOR / "WE GIVE MEN FITS" / COR. / MILAM & LOUISIANA / SHREVEPORT
    Good For / $1.00$ / On A Suit
    Wolff was in business from 1918 to 1928.

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