Holt Collier - Greenville, Mississippi
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 22.967 W 091° 03.255
15S E 680988 N 3695414
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating renowned bear hunter, Holt Collier in front of the Live Oak Cemetery in Greenville, Mississippi.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 8:15:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM37K8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jdwms_1950
Views: 32

Long Description:

Holt Collier

Born a slave in 1846, Collier served as a Confederate sharpshooter and cavalryman.  Famed as a bear hunter, he guided Pres. Theodore Roosevelt on a hunt near Onward, MS. in 1902.  When Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear Collier had roped, cartoonists coined the term "Teddy Bear."  Collier was buried here in Live Oak Cemetery in 1936. ~ text of marker

 

Date Installed:: 1996/01/01

Organization that placed the object:: Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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