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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Located in front of Live Oak Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1477 South Main Street, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Little Italy" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gamwyn Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge
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.
(approx. mile away); Mississippi (approx. mile away); First Legal Liquor Store (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Courthouse Arboretum (approx. 1.7 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. 1.7 miles 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.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
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.
By 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.
By 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. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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