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Near Dundee in Coahoma County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hernando De Soto Commemorative Bridge

 
 
Hernando De Soto Commemorative Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
1. Hernando De Soto Commemorative Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Hernando de Soto expedition to explore and claim the Southeast for Spain crossed the Mississippi River on June 18, 1541, at a point in northwestern Mississippi between Sunflower Landing in Coahoma County to the south and Bass Landing in DeSoto County to the north.
 
Erected 1991 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 29.11′ N, 90° 32.392′ W. Marker is near Dundee, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 49 and State Route 1, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 49. Touch for map. Located on a roadside pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Dundee MS 38626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "the gun boat Tyler saved the day " (approx. 3.4 miles away in Arkansas); "Hell-in-Arkansas" (approx. 3.4 miles away in Arkansas); Helena's Contraband Camps (approx. 3.6 miles away in Arkansas); The Hard Road to Equal Rights (approx. 3.6 miles away in Arkansas); Freedom in Helena!
Hernando De Soto image. Click for full size.
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2. Hernando De Soto
(approx. 3.6 miles away in Arkansas); African American Troops Held This Ground (approx. 3.6 miles away in Arkansas); Becoming Soldiers (approx. 3.6 miles away in Arkansas); Seizing Freedom (approx. 3.6 miles away in Arkansas).
 
Regarding Hernando De Soto Commemorative Bridge. State of Mississippi designation of the Helena Bridge as the “Hernando de Soto Commemorative Bridge”:

From and after June 18, 1991, the Mississippi River Bridge on U.S. Highway 49 near Lula, Mississippi, from its easternmost point westward to the Arkansas state line, shall be named and designated the “Hernando de Soto Commemorative Bridge” in recognition, observation and commemoration of Spanish Explorer Hernando de Soto who discovered the Mississippi River on May 8, 1541, and subsequently crossed the river on June 18, 1541.
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Looking northwesterly with the Mississippi River bridge to Helena about 2.5 miles distant. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
3. Looking northwesterly with the Mississippi River bridge to Helena about 2.5 miles distant.
View from marker southerly on Highway 49. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
4. View from marker southerly on Highway 49.
Hernando De Soto Commemorative Bridge - the Helena Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. Hernando De Soto Commemorative Bridge - the Helena Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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