The Gulf States historical magazine Volume 1

9780217082174: The Gulf States historical magazine Volume 1

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1903 Excerpt: ... HISTORICAL NEWS. 100TH Anxiversary Of The Louisiana Purchase.--The one hundredth anniversary of the purchase of the Louisiana territory was celebrated In New Orleans, La., April 30, 1903, by the unveiling of a handsome bronze tablet commemorating the event. The tablet was placed by the Society of Colonial Dames on the cabildo, where the transfer of the territory was made April 30, 1803. Ancient Burying Ground.--Prof. Warren Moorehead, curator of the Department of Archaeology of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., has discovered on' a farm, near Hopkinsville, Ky., what appears to be an ancient burying ground. Ten skeletons were exhumed, several being In good preservation. All of the skeletons were in receptacles built of fiat stones. Some cups were found in several graves, and a stone knife was found in one. Proposed Western Hall Of Fame.--The authorities of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition have adopted a plan proposed by Ernest Seton Thompson for a "Western Hall of Fame." It is to contain the likenesses in painting or sculpture of the fifty heroes who won th« west for the white man. There are to be four or more great historical paintings in the collection. The plan contemplates the preparation of a volume or volumes, containing copies of the likenesses with biographical sketches, accompanied by facsimiles of the early Spanish, French, and English maps. Fort Louis De Ila Morile Monument.--The Legislature of Alabama, by act approved Feb. 26, 1903, has made an appropriation of one hundred and fifty dollars, to be expended under the direction and on the warrant of the Director of the Department of Archives and History, for the purpose of elevating the monument heretofore erected by the citizens of Mobile at Twenty-seven Mile Bluff on the Mobile River, and f...

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