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Concordia Parish Louisiana Historical Markers

 
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June 30, 2018
Richard K. Yancey Marker
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Blackhawk — Richard K. Yancey — (1925-2013)
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a resolution on May 2, 2013, to rename the Red River-Three Rivers Wildlife Management Areas the Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area in honor of distinguished conservationist Richard K. . . . — Map (db m120214) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Churupa Plantation Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Churupa Plantation Mound was built around AD 1000. The mound was constructed in a single episode on top of the remains of an earlier Indian village. Plowing has altered the original conical shape. Today, the mound is 7 feet tall and 150 by 125 feet . . . — Map (db m103784) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Cypress Grove Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Cypress Grove is one of the best-preserved conical mounds in northeast Louisiana. This 10-foot-tall mound is 115 feet in diameter at the base. It was built in a single episode around AD 750. The pond north of the mound may be where soil was removed . . . — Map (db m103806) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — DePrato Mounds — Ancient Mounds Trail
DePrato has 5 dome-shaped mounds, 3 of which are clearly seen from the road. Flooding has covered the ground and lower portions of the mounds with 2½ feet of sediment. Thus, the mounds appear smaller than their true height of 5-6 feet. . . . — Map (db m103756) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Elkhorn Plantation Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Elkhorn is a 10-foot-tall platform mound that is 150 by 100 feet at the base. Construction of the mound began around AD 450. Soil studies indicated that dirt was added during a second state of construction. Pottery found here suggests that the site . . . — Map (db m103761) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Haney's Big House — (July 2, 1895 - February 12, 1972)
Will Haney, a World War I vet, was one of Ferriday's leading African-American businessmen who made his living selling insurance, managing rental property and operating a laundry and hotel. But he is nationally known for his famous cafe and . . . — Map (db m119690) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis, aka The Killer, was born in 1935, in Ferriday, LA, where he began playing piano in his youth with his cousins, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. He grew up listening to broadcasts of the Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry on the . . . — Map (db m104041) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Jimmy Lee Swaggart
Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15) Jimmy Lee Swaggart was born March 15, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana. Ministering the Word under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, he preached to stadiums filled with . . . — Map (db m104066) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Lamarque Landing Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Lamarque Landing is a conical mound that is 6½ feet tall and 115 feet in diameter. Indians built the mound about AD 1000. Excavations at the site revealed that the mound was built in 3 separate episodes. Lower Plaque This . . . — Map (db m103810) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Leon "Pee Wee" Whittaker — Trombonist (1906-1993)
Leon "Pee Wee” Whittaker was born circa 1906. He was raised mostly by his mother, Kizzie who could play "most anything” remembered Pee Wee. Mrs. Whittaker took Pee Wee on tour with her band until he was old enough to go to . . . — Map (db m119732) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Mickey Gilley
For most of his career, Pianist/vocalist Mickey Gilley lived in the shadow of his cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis, playing a similar fusion of country, rock, blues and R&B. In the early '70s, he managed to breakthrough into country stardom, but it wasn't . . . — Map (db m104065) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — 107 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Louisiana
Louisiana and Mississippi have long shared a close musical relationship. One of the most important musical paths was that between Natchez and Ferriday, where African American entrepreneur Will Haney operated Haney’s Big House for several decades. . . . — Map (db m79555) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Frogmore — Frogmore Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Frogmore is an Indian mound and village site that dates to about AD 700-1200. The mound is rectangular and was built in two separate episodes. It is 14 feet high, 157 by 190 feet at the base, and 60 by 72 feet at the summit. The mound was built . . . — Map (db m10581) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Shaw — Three Rivers Confluence — Richard Yancey Wildlife Management Area — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The Three Rivers Confluence is where the Red River, Old River and the Atchafalaya River meet and combine the distributary outflow of the Mississippi River with the Atchafalaya Basin. This complex intersection is the origin of the Atchafalaya River . . . — Map (db m116158) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Spokane — Veterans of Lake St. John
Dedicated To The Veterans Of Lake St. John — Map (db m119589) WM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Don Josι Vidal
Spanish Commandant Post of Concordia, 1798-1803. Served in Spanish Navy in the American Revolution. Spanish Consul in Natchez. Louisiana Legislature named Vidalia in his honor in 1811. — Map (db m103760) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 — 1927
The devastating Great Mississippi River Flood on 1927 did not spare the Town of Vidalia.

Heavy rains and melting snow in the northern United States in late 1926 and the spring on 1927 swelled the river to the top of its banks. Its tributaries . . . — Map (db m119734) HM

Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — James Bowie — 1827
Folklore and legend swirl around the famous Sand Bar Duel of September 1827, which involved the adventurous James Bowie. What began as a "gentlemen's duel" between Dr. Thomas H. Maddox and Samuel L. Wells on a sand bar in the Vidalia-Natchez area, . . . — Map (db m119633) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Mississippi River — Vidalia Riverwalk
The Mississippi River's watershed measures 1.85 million square miles, or 41 percent of the U.S., from the crest of the Appalachian Mountains to the crest of the Rocky Mountains.

One of the longest rivers in North America, the Mississippi . . . — Map (db m119848) HM

Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Natchez
Here passed, in 1543, De Soto’s men under Moscoso. In 1682 La Salle and De Tonti here visited the Natchez Indians. In 1716 Bienville here built Fort Rosalie and established a French settlement. In 1763 the fort was ceded to the English and renamed . . . — Map (db m87168) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Natchitoches - Natchez Road — Harrisonburg Road
This marker commemorates the old Natchitoches - Natchez Road Harrisonburg Road Which connected the San Antonio Trace El Camino Real, with the Natchez Trace. A ferry across the Mississippi River was operated here as early as 1801. Vidalia, . . . — Map (db m119570) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Old River — Old River Control Complex — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
After logjams in the Red and Atchafalaya Rivers were removed, the Mississippi threatened to change course by sending increasing mounts of water to the Atchafalaya via Old River.

The connection between the Mississippi, Red and Atchafalaya . . . — Map (db m116156) HM

Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Post of Concord Established — 1798
In 1768, Antonio de Ullos, Spain's Provincial Governor of the vast region of Louisiana, established and briefly held the original post and settlement of the land opposite the Natchez Landing, across the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

Thirty . . . — Map (db m119586) HM

Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Relocation of Vidalia — 1938–1939
"Vidalia, a City on the Move!" is the slogan which has, in recent years, signified a progressive town surging ever forward. But, in 1938, it meant something entirely different to Vidalians as they literally moved their town from the banks of the . . . — Map (db m10582) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Sand Bar Fight
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." — Map (db m119743) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station — 1990
In 1990, construction of the largest prefabricated power plant in the world, the Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station, was completed 40 miles south of Vidalia. It was the vision of Mayor Sidney A. Murray, Jr. to harness the power of the . . . — Map (db m10583) HM

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