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Cleveland in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

David R. Bowen

 
 
David R. Bowen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. David R. Bowen Marker
Inscription. A Cleveland High School graduate, Bowen (D-Miss.) served five terms in Congress (1973-1983). As chair of the Cotton, Rice, and Sugar Subcommittee and a member of the House Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, and Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committees, his legislation opened rice production and rewrote cotton and sugar laws and the Endangered Species Act. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford, he taught at Millsaps, Mississippi College and Mississippi State. An author, he also served as president of the Mississippi Historical Society.
 
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.649′ N, 90° 43.315′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Court Street and South Sharpe Street, on the right when traveling east on South Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 South Sharpe Street, Cleveland MS 38732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cleveland Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Enlightenment of W. C. Handy
David Reece Bowen image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain (US Government - Congressional pocket directory), 1973
2. David Reece Bowen
(about 600 feet away); Bolivar County Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away); Bolivar County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Delta Blues Inspires W.C. Handy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleveland (approx. mile away); Margaret Wade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Amzie Moore Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on David Bowen. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. The David R. Bowen Collection. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Congressman David Bowen honored with historical marker (You Tube video). (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View of marker south on Sharpe Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. View of marker south on Sharpe Street.
View of marker looking north on South Sharpe Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. View of marker looking north on South Sharpe Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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