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Historical Markers and War Memorials in New Houlka, Mississippi
Location of New Houlka, Mississippi
► Chickasaw County (29) ► Calhoun County (4) ► Clay County (10) ► Lee County (104) ► Monroe County (19) ► Pontotoc County (20) ► Webster County (6)
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|The first archaeological work at Owl Creek Mounds was supervised by Moreau Chambers in August, 1935. He was employed by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and assisted by Slater Gordon. E.T. Winston, a Pontotoc journalist and local . . . — — Map (db m84697) HM|
|In the summers of 1991 and 1992, archaeology field schools from Mississippi State University worked to learn more about the site. Most of the excavations were done on top of Mounds I and II, with small test units dug into Mounds III, IV, and V. . . . — — Map (db m84698) HM|
|Owl Creek Mounds were built between 800 and 900 years ago and were used for only about 100 years. This was determined by the dating of charcoal samples collected at the site and by studying the artifacts and type of building remains found in the . . . — — Map (db m84699) HM|
|Hernando De Soto landed in Florida at Tampa Bay in May, 1539. His army numbered around 800 Spaniards including two women. He also had 240 horses and several pigs. The expedition traveled through the Southeast to Texas and returned to the Mississippi . . . — — Map (db m84690) HM|
|The first humans came to North America by crossing the Bering Strait land bridge, which connected Siberia and Alaska. Their descendants arrived in this part of Mississippi nearly 12,000 years ago. The oldest mounds in the state were built by people . . . — — Map (db m84696) HM|
|Born circa 1760, William Colbert was a notable Chickasaw warrior. He fought in the American Revolution and beside Piominko in the 1790s. George Washington appointed him a major general in 1795. In 1813, William helped the Americans fight the Red . . . — — Map (db m155285) HM|
|The United States agents to the Chickasaws lived from 1802 to 1825 west of here on the Old Natchez Trace.
That Americans could peacefully travel the road through Indian lands was due in large measure to the agents. Their efforts to preserve . . . — — Map (db m84821) HM|
|Somewhere in this vicinity, the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto crossed the animal paths that later became the Natchez Trace. In 1539, he set out on a long arduous journey that took him across the Southeastern United States. He crossed the . . . — — Map (db m84820) HM|
|At Monroe Mission Station northwest of here, the Chickasaws first received Christianity and education in 1822. Five years later, 100 acres were under cultivation and 81 pupils were attending the school. Boys learned farming and carpentry, and girls . . . — — Map (db m84819) HM|