Thursday, January 31, 2008

Postcards of Mississippi

Over at the Itawamba History Review, Bob points out a great postcard collection that the Mississippi Department of Archives & History is placing online.


Friday, January 25, 2008

Girl Scouts in Mississippi

A tribute to one of the first Golden Eaglets from the state of Mississippi (1929).


Thursday, January 24, 2008


Mississippi State University will be hosting the Forum on Agricultural and Rural History at Mississippi State on April 4-5, 2008.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Monroe County Grave Hunter

You'll want to read this article about Emory Morgan who has success in locating unmarked graves. The article ran in the Amory Advertiser and Aberdeen Examiner.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Tribute to Jerry Clower

Here's a very interesting tribute to Mississippi comedian/storyteller Jerry Clower in the Baptist Press. His stories told of life in Mississippi. The article also talks of a past generation of storytellers. Maybe we all need to download a little Jerry Clower on our iPods.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

1936 Cotton Patch Photo

Shorpy has a photo of a cotton patch in the Vicksburg area from 1936. There's also a photo of Hill House, Mississippi from the same year.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

1938 Moss Point Graduates

Mississippi Press features an article about Moss Point High School's 1938 graduates.

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Mississippi 1919

The Commercial Appeal retells the story of a black landowner's acquittal of murdering a white man in 1919 that may have inspired a Faulkner novel.


Friday, January 04, 2008

Civil War Steamer Replica on Display

A replica of the Natchez No. 5 steamer is on display at Vicksburg's Battlefield Museum. The article contains an interesting history of the original ship.

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Sharing Mississippi Heritage at Winn Dixie

A couple of church friends compared family history notes while shopping at Winn Dixie and discovered they shared roots back to the Revolutionary War. (Of course, if they shared them back that far, they had common ancestors before that time.)


Elvis & The Blues

Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo is joining the Mississippi Blues Trail.

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Slave Insurance

Thanks to Birmingham Genealogical Society for pointing out that the California and Illinois databases include names of many slaves or slave holders insured from Southern States. Read the BGS explanation first and then explore. There are Mississippi slaves and slave holders listed.


Covington County Society to Meet

The Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Seminary Public Library. Further information is available at the Hattiesburg American.


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Historical Feature in Picayune Item

The Picayune Item is running a feature entitled The Hermitage right now. It tells the story of Eliza Jane Poitevent. I located the 3rd of 4 parts on the web site. I can find no archives with a link to the first two parts. If anyone can locate these, please leave a comment. Otherwise, I'm sure that the paper or the library in Picayune will have copies of this interesting historical feature.

By the way, this is our 800th blog post!


Vancleave Schools

Here's a look at the "new" Vancleave school which opened in 1913. It also gives the genealogical background of the school's four graduates from the year 1925.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

History of Meridian Series

The Meridian Star is placing a video series on the history of Meridian on their site. The first four episodes are posted. They are:

  • History of Meridian
  • Commander Howard Gilmore
  • History of Isaac Pringle
  • History of Constantine Rea

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