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My Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana


The McCrary Family

Shreveport, Louisiana

Population: 200,145

Claim to Fame: Known as the Hollywood of the South, the city has recently become the third biggest venue for movie-making in the U.S., after New York City and Los Angeles.

Our Shreveport Family: Michelle; Mike; Michael, 13; Sammy, 11

Mike and I grew up in Shreveport and have been together since eighth grade. We love living here and couldn't imagine leaving. Shreveport has all the conveniences of a big city, but it's small enough that you'll still run into familiar faces. Barksdale Air Force Base is in the middle of the Shreveport-Bossier area, and huge crowds gather to send off and welcome home the troops. Mike is an Army National Guardsman, and the community was extremely supportive during his two deployments to Iraq.