While it's not the intention of this writing, one of the side effects of what you'll see is the reality that you're getting old.

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Let me explain. 2007 was 17 years ago. George W. Bush was President of the United States.  In that year, the Dow Jones closed at over 13,000 for the first time ever and The Price Is Right aired its final episode with Bob Barker as host.

Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images
Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images

And believe it or not, in 2007, Google was already orbiting the Earth taking satellite images of some of the things we held very dear to our existence.

Google Earth and Canva
Google Earth and Canva

Technology Allows Us To Compare History To Today Through Photos

Using Google Earth's incredible technology, we were able to dial the clocks back to the year of 2007 and highlight some amazing changes in scenery to the geography of the Shreveport and Bossier City areas.

Of course, it's somewhat bittersweet to see areas that were once home to pastureland and cotton fields now crowded with shoppers and hungry restaurant patrons, but progress comes at a price.

What If We Could Go Back Even Further?

I only wish we had been able to dial the clock back even further than 2007. We could have gone back to the days when we watched model airplanes being flown over the fields where now sits a Home Depot and Walmart in Bossier City.

We could travel back to a time when there was a small vegetable stand alone in a block of woods just north of I-220 in Shreveport where there now stands a large Brookshires.

Maybe we could go back to before that dreadful day in December of 1978 when a powerful F-4 tornado destroyed the old Don's Drive-In in Bossier City.  Now, sitting in the same spot is Pierre Bossier Mall and Drew Brees' Surge Entertainment.

Though we might love to go even further, 2007 was the year we chose and you won't believe some of the changes we found in that search.

Unbelievable Photos Of How Much Shreveport/Bossier Has Changed Since 2007

The scenery of Shreveport and Bossier City has changed incredibly since 2007 and these pictures show some of the biggest changes.

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