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The muddy Mississippi rolling past Memphis' front stoop has been the one constant throughout the city's many transformations. From its heyday as the largest inland port and cotton market in the South, to its decline during Reconstruction, to its current renaissance, Memphis has endured and prospered.
Memphis' roots were established by the Chickasaw Indians who settled on the high bluffs overlooking the Mississippi. The first European to visit the area was Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, who crossed the Mississippi in 1541. Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette followed, and in 1682 Ren-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle claimed the region for France. The first permanent structure, Fort Assumption, was built on the bluffs in 1739.
After passing through British hands, the territory was ceded to the United States, and in 1819 Andrew Jackson helped found and name the settlement. Thinking the Mississippi River resembled the Nile, the founders called their new town Memphis, place of good abode, after the city in Egypt More »