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Desoto Mounds

Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 7' 18.905412", -90° 4' 25.654548"
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This ancient Indian Village may well have been visited by DeSoto in 1541 and may have been one of the towns he called Quiz Quiz. The two large mounds were built as substructures for Temples. During the years this site was incorporated within Fort Pickering. The western-most mound was hollowed out to make a powder storeroom, and guns were entrenched on its summit overlooking the Mississippi River.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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