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Caddo Gap in Montgomery County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

De Soto at Caddo Gap

 
 
De Soto at Caddo Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, January 23, 2022
1. De Soto at Caddo Gap Marker
Inscription.  In this area in 1541 a Spanish expedition from Florida commanded by Hernando De Soto encountered fierce resistance from the Indians, whom they described as the best fighting men they had met. De Soto then turned to the southeast and descended the Caddo and Ouachita Rivers into what is now Louisiana where he died.
 
Erected 1976 by Arkansas History Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHispanic AmericansNative AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1541.
 
Location. 34° 24.093′ N, 93° 37.142′ W. Marker is in Caddo Gap, Arkansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Indian Valley Road and Vaught Street, on the right when traveling east on Indian Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Indian Valley Rd, Caddo Gap AR 71935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Narrows on Caddo River (here, next to this marker); The Caddo People (here, next to this marker); The Town of Caddo Gap
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(here, next to this marker); Archeological Analysis of Norman Caddo Indian Burial Ground (approx. 4.8 miles away); Montgomery County (approx. 10.8 miles away); Montgomery County in the Civil War (approx. 10.8 miles away); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
De Soto at Caddo Gap Marker at the Caddo Gap Historical Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, January 23, 2022
2. De Soto at Caddo Gap Marker at the Caddo Gap Historical Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 220 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 23, 2024