Vicksburg Waterfront Circa 1907

Vicksburg Waterfront Circa 1907 (HM1YOA)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.074', W 90° 53.028'

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The river determined the location of Vicksburg to be on the hills above the Mississippi, safe from floods. The river was the highway of Mid-America, the lifeblood of the town and a haven for flatboats, barges, snag boats, dredges, steamboats and towboats. Buildings grew to line the hills, church spires pointed heavenward, and a handsome courthouse dominated the skyline. The river carved a new channel in 1876 leaving Vicksburg without a port until 1903 when the Yazoo River was diverted into the old bed. This scene of the city, circa 1907, is a reminder that Vicksburg was born of the river.
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HM NumberHM1YOA
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699140 N 3581336
Decimal Degrees32.35123333, -90.88380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.074', W 90° 53.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 4.44" N, 90° 53' 1.68" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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