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Lake Village in Chicot County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Italian Immigrants On Sunnyside Plantation

 
 
Italian Immigrants On Sunnyside Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Italian Immigrants On Sunnyside Plantation Marker
Inscription. In 1895 Austin Corbin, a New York banker and land developer, working with immigration officials brought 100 families from north central Italy to grow cotton at Sunnyside, a plantation located between the Mississippi River and Lake Chicot. These Italians struggled against exploitation, prejudice and language barriers, and many died of malaria and other lowland diseases. Many of their descendants are now among the leading citizens of Arkansas and the nation.
 
Erected by Chicot County Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 19.786′ N, 91° 16.928′ W. Marker is in Lake Village, Arkansas, in Chicot County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lakeshore Drive and St. Marys Street (Arkansas Highway 144), on the right when traveling south on South Lakeshore Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 South Lakeshore Drive, Lake Village AR 71653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chicot County Confederate Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chicot County (about 600 feet away); New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh
View of marker looking west on St. Marys Street image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. View of marker looking west on St. Marys Street
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Col. Charles A. Lindbergh (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Battle at Ditch Bayou (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Casualties at Ditch Bayou June 6, 1864 (approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Lakeport in the Civil War (approx. 8.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake Village.
 
Also see . . .  Italians in Arkansas. (Submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
View east on St. Marys Street towards Lake Chicot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. View east on St. Marys Street towards Lake Chicot.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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