Creator

Date Original

1973

Description

This collection contains newsletters, memos, and brochures related to the Mississippi River Tricentennial Celebration of Jacques Marquette and Louis Joilet's 1673 journey down the Mississippi River. There are also newsclippings and a brochure for the tricentennial commemoration of Robert De La Salle's 1682 journey as well.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Mississippi River Tricentennial Celebration was a commemoration of the tricentennial of Jacques Marquette and Louis Joilet's 1673 journey down the Mississippi River. The commemoration was a joint nine state effort between, Illinois, Mississippi, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee, Iowa, Louisiana, and Minnesota. The highlight of national festivities was a reenactment of the actual journey that included a high school teacher portraying Marquette and a Jesuit priest portraying Joliet. Helena, Arkansas hosted Arkansas events for the tricentennial during their Serendipity Week and included an outdoor Catholic mass, a beauty pageant, and a replica Cherokee Village.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Illinois; Mississippi; Arkansas; Wisconsin; Missouri; Tennessee; Iowa; Louisiana; Minnesota

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.050.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Mississippi River tricentennial celebration papers, SMC.050.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Mississippi River tricentennial celebration papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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