Saturday, August 12, 2006

Books on History of Coast

Author Dan Ellis has written many books on the history of the Gulf Coast region. He lost most of his inventory to Katrina, but he is offering them via CD in PDF format.

Before & After Photos

I don't think I've posted a link to the Before & After Photos at the Sun Herald before where you can see pictures of area landmarks pre- and post-Katrina. It sure makes you want to cry!

Fellowship Baptist Church

LINK - Dating back to 1835, Fellowship Baptist Church was founded by some of Choctaw County's earliest settlers.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Sorry for the very light blogging this past month. When it rains, it pours. I saw a few things I intended to blog, but circumstances prevented my doing so. I just haven't had time to blog.

Winston County historian Louis Taunton passed away in late July. His articles appeared in the local paper (Louisville, MS).

We are rapidly approaching the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I will try to provide some links to some of the articles and event notices as I see them. For now, I give you Shawn's excellent post listing the ones she has rounded up.

The featured articles in the summer 2006 issue of Journal of Mississippi History are:

  • The Tupelo Homesteads: New Deal Agrarian Experimentation - by Fred C. Smith
  • Native Son: Rob Hall and the Daily Worker Coverage of the Emmett Till Murder Trial - by John R. Tisdale
  • Chickasaws, Tribal Laws, and the Mississippi Married Women's Property Act of 1839 - by Robert Gilmer
Update 1: Here's a link to a tribute to Louis Taunton (mentioned above).