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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Vicksburg Waterfront Circa 1907

 
 
Vicksburg Waterfront Circa 1907 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Vicksburg Waterfront Circa 1907 Marker
Inscription. The river determined the location of Vicksburg to be on the hills above the Mississippi, safe from floods. The river was the highway of Mid-America, the lifeblood of the town and a haven for flatboats, barges, snag boats, dredges, steamboats and towboats. Buildings grew to line the hills, church spires pointed heavenward, and a handsome courthouse dominated the skyline. The river carved a new channel in 1876 leaving Vicksburg without a port until 1903 when the Yazoo River was diverted into the old bed. This scene of the city, circa 1907, is a reminder that Vicksburg was born of the river.
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Erected 2002 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location. 32° 21.074′ N, 90° 53.028′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Levee Street north of Clay Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Teddy Roosevelt Bear Hunt (here, next to this marker); Washington Street (a few steps from
Vicksburg Waterfront Circa 1907 Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Vicksburg Waterfront Circa 1907 Mural
this marker); Crossing the Mississippi (a few steps from this marker); Dedication of the Illinois Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Biedenharn and the the First Bottling of Coca-Cola (within shouting distance of this marker); "New Beginnings & Lasting Legacies" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Blues are the Roots, the Rest are the Fruits"-Willie Dixon (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of Mercy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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