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DeSoto Historic Trail -- Benton AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 34.163 W 092° 35.141
15S E 538004 N 3825368
Quick Description: A plaque on a boulder informs travelers that they are traveling in the footsteps of De Soto as they make their way through Benton Arkansas
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2015 8:01:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMNHV9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
Views: 3

Long Description:
in 1935 citizens of Benton Arkansas erected a boulder the plaque on it to let passing travelers know that they were walking in the footsteps of famed explorer Hernando Desoto.

Today, the marker stands at the intersection of Arkansas State Highway 35 and Arkansas State Highway 88 near downtown Benton. In 1935 this marker stood along the Bankhead Highway, the second transcontinental highway in the US.

The plaque reads as follows:

"DeSOTO TRAIL

By Here The De Soto Expedition Marched September 7, 1541.
Erected 1935 By Citizens Of Saline County."
Link to Marker: [Web Link]

History of Marker: Not listed

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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