1682 - French explorer Sieur de LaSalle travels the length of the Mississippi River, building Fort Prudhomme near Memphis and a cross on April 9, 1682, claiming all the land along the Mississippi River Valley for France.

Portions of this History Timeline come courtesy of the Memphis Shelby County Public Library.

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