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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Desha County, Arkansas

 
Clickable Map of Desha County, Arkansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Desha County, AR (14) Arkansas County, AR (26) Chicot County, AR (16) Drew County, AR (5) Lincoln County, AR (1) Phillips County, AR (94) Bolivar County, MS (48)  DeshaCounty(14) Desha County (14)  ArkansasCounty(26) Arkansas County (26)  ChicotCounty(16) Chicot County (16)  DrewCounty(5) Drew County (5)  LincolnCounty(1) Lincoln County (1)  PhillipsCounty(94) Phillips County (94)  BolivarCountyMississippi(48) Bolivar County (48)
Adjacent to Desha County, Arkansas
    Arkansas County (26)
    Chicot County (16)
    Drew County (5)
    Lincoln County (1)
    Phillips County (94)
    Bolivar County, Mississippi (48)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Arkansas (Desha County), Dumas — Arkansas Indians
The Arkansas Indians (the down stream people), a branch of the Quapaw tribe, lived in Desha County. Their presence was first recorded by Marquette and Joliet, French explorers, in 1673. They were known as les Beaux Hommes. La Salle while . . . Map (db m107809) HM
2Arkansas (Desha County), Kelso — Old Town of Napoleon
This important river port, county seat of Desha County from 1838 to 1874, was located 24 miles east at the junction of the Arkansas River with the Mississippi. The town was finally abandoned after most of it washed into the Mississippi River.Map (db m107758) HM
3Arkansas (Desha County), Kelso — 64 — Skirmish at Amos Bayou
In mid-February 1863, Confederate troops at Cypress Bend fired on Union transports on the Mississippi River. On Feb. 19, a force of Union cavalry and mule-mounted infantry set out in pursuit. The Union troops drove off enemy pickets before . . . Map (db m107693) HM
4Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — A Look Back In Time
Where you now see cotton fields, 432 barracks once housed about 8,000 Japanese Americans.The Camp was surrounded by a barbed wire fence linking eight guard towers from which armed guards watched the camp and internees. The cam was divided by . . . Map (db m170077) HM
5Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — I Am An American
Years of discrimination and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor led to the forced removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans. All Japanese Americans on the West Coast were affected by the forced evacuation - including women and . . . Map (db m169429) HM
6Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Making A Living
Internees tried to re-create a life they might have lived outside of confinement. Earning money in camp was a constant struggle for internees, bills still had to be paid on property left behind and everyone needed to buy clothes, . . . Map (db m169434) HM
7Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Rohwer Internment Camp Veterans Memorial
The memorial includes inscriptions on four sides.Dedicated to the Patriotic Japanese-American men from Rohwer Internment Camp who sacraficed their lives in the service of their country in World War II. U.S. Fifth Army 100 Battalion 442 . . . Map (db m170092) HM
8Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center
The Rohwer internment camp included a 500-acre area for internee living quarters and more than 10,000 acres of surrounding land for farming and timber harvesting.Officially labeled a relocation center, the internment camps for Japanese . . . Map (db m167628) HM
9Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery
Plaque Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Site Possesses National Significance In Commemorating The History Of The United States of America 1992 . . . Map (db m167617) HM
10Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Taken Away
The U.S. entry into World War II led to the forced removal of- nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast The Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and America declared war on Japan the next day. . . . Map (db m167967) HM
11Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Trying To Make A Home
Babies were born, children went to school, adults had jobs, and some people died here during the three years that the Rohwer camp operated. The traditional Japanese family structure was threatened by the camp's communal living conditions: . . . Map (db m170078) HM
12Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — We Lived & Died Here
"Let's teach (our children) that even in a life such as this, our hearts do not despair, that, although wwe left behind many material things, we did not leave our courage, our fortitude, and our ability to do the best with the least." . . . Map (db m169055) HM
13Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Why Us? Why Here?
The relocation center sites were chosen because of their distance from the West Coast and for their suitability and isolation as secured, closed camps. Inside The Relocation Center The loss of their former lives was profound for the . . . Map (db m169430) HM
14Arkansas (Desha County), Watson — Desha County Seat — 1874 - 1880 —
Watson became the county seat of Desha County after Napoleon was abandoned to the Mississippi River. Lewis W. Watson donated the land and built the courthouse near this site. The county seat was moved to Arkansas City in 1880. Watson remained the . . . Map (db m107757) HM
 
May. 11, 2021