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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Holt Collier

 
 
Holt Collier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
1. Holt Collier Marker
Inscription.  Born a slave in 1846, Collier served as a Confederate sharpshooter and cavalryman. Famed as a bear hunter, he guided Pres. Theodore Roosevelt on a hunt near Onward, MS. in 1902. When Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear Collier had roped, cartoonists coined the term "Teddy Bear." Collier was buried here in Live Oak Cemetery in 1936.
 
Erected 1996 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 33° 22.968′ N, 91° 3.255′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and High Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Located in front of Live Oak Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1477 South Main Street, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Marker located just to left of Live Oak Cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
2. Marker located just to left of Live Oak Cemetery entrance.
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Little Italy" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Chinese Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Gamwyn Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. 0.6 miles away); To John A. Fox (approx. ¾ mile away); Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Mississippi (approx. ¾ mile away); Greenville Cypress Preserve (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Holt Collier. (Submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Holt Collier Marker and cemetery where he is buried. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
3. Holt Collier Marker and cemetery where he is buried.
Holt Collier image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, 1907
4. Holt Collier
Clifford Berryman's 1902 political cartoon in the Washington Post spawned the Teddy bear. image. Click for full size.
Public Domain
5. Clifford Berryman's 1902 political cartoon in the Washington Post spawned the Teddy bear.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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