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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Mississippi River

 
 
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September 5, 2015
1. The Mississippi River Marker
Inscription. Look over the water and across time. Do you hear the paddling of Native American dug-outs? Thunderous volleys from the Civil War gunboat pictured above? Perhaps Mark Twain piloting a paddle-wheeler or P.T. Barnum beckoning with his showboat's calliope? Maybe explorer LaSalle, a young Abe Lincoln or nature artist J.J. Audubon, who all sailed past this very spot? Listen and you'll hear the history of America on the currents of this river. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 30° 27.288′ N, 91° 11.397′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on River Road (Business U.S. 61/190) 0.2 miles north of North Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort San Carlos (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort San Carlos (within shouting distance of this marker); Pentagon Barracks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pentagon Buildings (about 400 feet away); Zachary Taylor Home Site (about 400 feet away); Zachary Taylor
The Mississippi River Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
2. The Mississippi River Marker
(about 500 feet away); Ole War Skule (about 600 feet away); First Air Mail Flight (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Mississippi River Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
3. The Mississippi River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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