Monday, December 30, 2019

HELENA AND THE TELEGRAPH

The earliest reference we could find of telegraph service in Helena was the article below printed in 1866.  Since this was a year after the Civil War and Union troops still occupied the city, it could be possible that the telegraph was run by the War Department.

THE DAILY JOURNAL
Montpelier, VT
Aug. 17, 1866 



LAWRENCE [KS] DAILY JOURNAL
Mar. 29, 1882

 

DAILY DEADWOOD PIONEER TIMES
MAR. 9, 1882




 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

HERNANDO DESOTO

HELENA AND IT'S
CONNECTION TO THE MURDERING
SPANISH EXPLORER HERNANDO DESOTO


  In Helena there are a multitude of historical and tourist markers. Moments include a plaque to Hernando De Soto. The plaque reads, "1541-1931. June 18, 1541. Hernando de Soto crossed the Mississippi River near [Friar's] Point to Aquixo an Indian Village south of Helena, Arkansas erected by the James Bate Chapter of D.A.R."  That means he stepped onto the western bank of the river in the area between Wabash and Modoc which 300 years later would become Phillips County.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

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