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Vidalia in Concordia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sand Bar Fight

 
 
Sand Bar Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2018
1. Sand Bar Fight Marker
Inscription. James Bowie, wounded as a second in Well-Maddox duel and wielding, the awesome blade of his design, killed Norris Wright Sept. 19, 1827. Modified knife later became famous as "The Bowie Knife."
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 31° 33.957′ N, 91° 25.558′ W. Marker was in Vidalia, Louisiana, in Concordia Parish. Marker was on Carter Street. Touch for map. Located on porch of Johnnie Mae's Seafood and Grille. Marker was at or near this postal address: 106 Carter Street, Vidalia LA 71373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Natchez (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Natchitoches - Natchez Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Post of Concord Established (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mississippi River (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Bowie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Relocation of Vidalia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vidalia.
 
More about this marker.
Official State Marker is MISSING. This IS a replica marker made of wood and hanging in a porch area of a local Vidalia restaurant.

Marker was located on US 65/84 in Vidalia. It is listed in: Why Stop? A Guide to Louisiana Roadside Markers. Marael Johnson. 1996 Gulf Publishing Company. pg. 92.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Events

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 5, 2018.
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