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The Battle of Plum Point Bend was near your location.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plum_Point_Bend

http://www.civilwarhome.com/plumpoint.htm

CSS General M. Jeff Thompson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS_General_M._Jeff_Thompson#Battle_of_Plum_Point_Bend

Capt Isaac D. Fulkerson, CSN

http://www.fulkerson.org/isaacd.html

Your Community is named after a riverboat that Mark Twain was on [url=http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:[url=http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:[url=http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames]http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames(3of8).pdf+Plum+Point+Bend+goldust+mark+twain&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames]http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames(3of8).pdf+Plum+Point+Bend+goldust+mark+twain&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames]http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames(3of8).pdf+Plum+Point+Bend+goldust+mark+twain&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames[/url][/url]http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:[url=http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:[url=http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames]http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames(3of8).pdf+Plum+Point+Bend+goldust+mark+twain&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames]http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames(3of8).pdf+Plum+Point+Bend+goldust+mark+twain&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames]http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mtPdBb7d9jQJ:http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames(3of8).pdf+Plum+Point+Bend+goldust+mark+twain&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pdf/abt_mrnames[/url][/url][/url]

Mile 791.5 AHP, Map 10
Left bank, descending

Gold Dust, a small Tennessee community, bears the name of an old steamboat. The
Gold Dust was a sidewheel steamer, built in 1877 and still going strong when a famous
passenger named Mark Twain noted that she was as neat and comfortable in 1882 as
when she first entered the river trade.
Mark Twain visits Tennessee

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:RicQz0Fw5dQJ:spider.georgetowncollege.edu/htallant/border/bs7/ensor.htm+Gold+Dust,+a+small+Tennessee+community,+bears+the+name+of+an+old+steamboat.+TheGold+Dust+was+a+sidewheel+steamer,+built+in+1877+and+still+going+strong+when+a+famouspassenger+named+Mark+Twain+noted+that+she+was+as+neat+and+comfortable+in+1882+aswhen+she+first&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Some General history....

Lauderdale County  http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:JGZkC8w3nnwJ:tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php%3FEntryID%3DL010+Goldust+Church+Goldust+School+tennessee&cd=39&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Choctaws of West Tennessee  http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:mxwWN7TbGpIJ:tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php%3FEntryID%3DC080+Golddust+Church+Golddust+School+tennessee&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Report of the Chief of Engineers United States Army --- June 30 1901 Page 236  http://books.google.com/books?id=UlQtAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA236&lpg=PA236&dq=gold+dust+crossing+plum+point+bend+map&source=bl&ots=iJ_rIYqAcu&sig=YZnRI86LCjco8cF-5hoF9F94NsQ&hl=en&ei=64ODS7f2JZD7nAfn8J3-AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=gold%20dust%20crossing%20plum%20point%20bend%20map&f=false

Annual reports of the War Department Part 3  ---  June 30 1911  -- Page 3222   http://books.google.com/books?id=NYUEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA3222&lpg=PA3222&dq=gold+dust+crossing+tennessee&source=bl&ots=yXlIsvppUb&sig=X-zBWDde8noQMhJuYf9nC5FjBWM&hl=en&ei=k4WDS8ncAsSDngfXurThAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CAoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=gold%20dust%20crossing%20tennessee&f=false

Articles about the explosion of the steamer Gold Dust ...

The Gold Dust Victims - The New York Times - August 10 1882 Wednesday - Page 1 149 words
 http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9F02EFDC1430E433A25752C1A96E9C94639FD7CF

The Gold Dust Disaster.; Thirteen Persons Dead, Seventeen Missing, And Many Badly Injured.  The New York Times - August 8 1882 Wednesday - Page 1 1089 Words http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9507E6DC1430E433A2575AC0A96E9C94639FD7CF

A Terrible Disaster.: Seventeen Persons Killed By An Explosion On  The Steamer Gold Dust. The New York Times - August 7 1882 Wednesday - Page 1 485 Words http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9A0CE1DD1430E433A2575BC0A96E9C94639FD7CF


 

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