Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Amazing Video from the Gulf Coast

WLBT, the Jackson, MS NBC affiliate, has incredible footage shot from their chopper of the horrific devastation along the Gulf Coast from Long Beach to Biloxi. The video runs a little over 20 minutes.

Beauvoir Gone

Link - Jefferson Davis' home which was built in 1854 is now gone. It survived Camille, but not Katrina.

Monday, August 29, 2005


In case you haven't noticed, I haven't blogged the last few days. My eyes have been glued on Katrina. You can follow the latest at:

The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson)
The Sun Herald (Biloxi)
Northeast Missisissippi Daily Journal (Tupelo)
Hattiesburg American
Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

Friday, August 26, 2005

Sports in Mississippi

Link - What do Archie Manning, "Gentle" Ben Williams, Dorothy Vest, Dizzy Dean, Pie Vann, and others have in common? They are all inductees into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Link - History of the Mississippi Firefighters' Association from 1923 to 1949.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Lynch Chapel United Methodist Church

Link - A history of the Lynch Chapel United Methodist Church in Forest.

Sunday, August 21, 2005


Most musicians are familiar with the name Peavey. This Meridian-based company is celebrating its 40th year. A history of the company will be available October 3 from Backbeat Books. It is titled The Peavey Revolution: The Gear, The Company & The All-American Success Story. (Link)

@ the Calhoun City Library

Link - Historical items from the Ferguson and Pryor families. Items date to the 19th century.

Friday, August 19, 2005

100 Year Football Tradition

Link - The Yazoo City-Winona football game of 1905 was Mississippi's first high school football game.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

How Do You Say Gautier?

Link - It seems that the city council may declare an official pronunciation for this city.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Methodists in Mississippi

The J. B. Cain Archives of Mississippi Methodism on the campus of Millsaps College is a rich resource for those studying this group in the state.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Lott Book

Link - Mississippi Senator Trent Lott has an autobiography due out this month. It's entitled Herding Cats: A Life in Politics.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

A Tale of Two Museums

Link - Read about construction of the new Museum of Mississippi History and about the renovation of the Old Capitol Museum.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

100 Years in the Mississippi Delta

Descendants of Henry and Ida Hall are celebrating 100 years of Mississippi Delta Roots.