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The Mississippi River defines Helena
The Mississippi River has for centuries been the backbone of life in Helena; fertilizing its soil, supporting its farms and businesses, connecting people and cultures. Despite this rich history, there is much that continues to be misunderstood about the role the river plays in everyday life. Re-connecting Helena with the river is a key goal of the Delta Bridge Project, the community’s comprehensive effort to revitalize Phillips County.
The panels throughout Helena River Park have stemmed from this work. With support of the National Audubon Society, more than fifteen community organizations came together to develop content targeted at educating visitors, about the connections between their lives and the Mississippi River. These organizations include: the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the City of Helena-West Helena A& P. Commission, the Delta Cultural Center, Helena Marine Service, Quapaw Canoe Company, Southern Bancorp Capital Partners, and many others.
1.Helena River Park
2. Buck Island
3.Delta Heritage Trail
4. St Francis National Forest and Mississippi River State Park
5.Municipal Golf Course
6. Storm Creek Lake
7. Bear Creek Lake
8. St Francis River
9. Old Town Lake
11.Louisiana Purchase State Park
12.Hornor Neck Lake
Plan a day trip and enjoy the great outdoors in and around Helena and Phillips County. For more information about local destinations, visit www.phillipscountychambers.org
Location. 34° 31.467′ N, 90° 35.06′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the boardwalk in Helena River Park. Marker is in this post office area: Helena AR 72342, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mississippi River Defines Helena (here, next to this marker); River Birds (here, next to this marker); Those who have come before (here, next to this marker); The River Connects communities (here, next to this marker); The Helena Bridge (here, next to this marker); Does the River ever flood? (here, next to this marker); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Helena (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); KFFA 1360 Helena (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
Also see . . . Helena-West Helena. Helena is located on the Mississippi River and began its emergence as a major port shortly after steamboats began traveling the river (Submitted on September 1, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
Categories. • Animals • Horticulture & Forestry • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.