- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The public soon will have a scenic view of a centuries-old Native American ceremonial mound near Walls in northwest DeSoto.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1v8XTq5 ) the DeSoto Board of Supervisors on Monday approved an agreement for a $4,400 project to place directional signs and an interpretive marker from the Mississippi Archives and History and construct a crushed-stone shoulder for viewing the mound.

DeSoto Museum director Brian Hicks says the mound is near the Mississippi River and is the northernmost Mississippian culture structure known in the state.

Probably the perch for the home of a local chieftain, Hicks says it was in use by natives when Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto was on his journey through the Delta in 1541.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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