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What is a Shotgun Shack?

Cabins once lined roadsides in the DeltaKnown as shotgun shacks, these houses were common in the Mississippi Delta near agricultural fields. Each home featured three to five rooms with no hallway ...

Cabins once lined roadsides in the DeltaKnown as shotgun shacks, these houses were common in the Mississippi Delta near agricultural fields. Each home featured three to five rooms with no ...

  • mississippi
  • sharecroppers
  • structures

The Story of Teddy Bears

Did you know the Teddy Bear was named after President Theodore

Did you know the Teddy Bear was named after President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt? It all happened in Sharkey County!While hunting in the Mississippi Delta in 1902, President Roosevelt could not bring ...

  • mississippi
  • theodore roosev...
  • teddy bear
  • toys

The Casualties at Ditch Bayou June 6, 1864

The battle at Ditch Bayou was a Federal effort to drive Confederates away from the Mississippi River, where the Confederates had been harassing Union shipping. Even though the Confederates were ...

The battle at Ditch Bayou was a Federal effort to drive Confederates away from the Mississippi River, where the Confederates had been harassing Union shipping. Even though the Confederates ...

  • arkansas
  • civil war
  • lake village
  • chicot county

The Battle at Ditch Bayou

 It is the morning of June 6, 1864. Rain has created a muddy mess. To your left are four cannon. To your right are 600 cavalrymen and two more cannon. These men served under Confederate Colonel ...

 It is the morning of June 6, 1864. Rain has created a muddy mess. To your left are four cannon. To your right are 600 cavalrymen and two more cannon. These men served under Confederate Colonel ...

  • arkansas
  • civil war
  • lake village
  • chicot county

Snyder's Bluff

Throughout the winter of 1862-63, Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant orchestrated a series of Bayou Expeditions aimed at capturing Vicksburg. The Steele's Bayou Expedition was the most daring of ...

Throughout the winter of 1862-63, Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant orchestrated a series of Bayou Expeditions aimed at capturing Vicksburg. The Steele's Bayou Expedition was the most daring of ...

  • mississippi
  • civil war

Shoreline Repast

Plaque by artist Paul Druecke Submitted by @DasDing_Dong

Plaque by artist Paul Druecke Submitted by @DasDing_Dong

    Featherston - Magruder House

    In 1831, Richard Featherston, a teacher, built a single story structure here and opened Vicksburg's first school. Dr. Alex Magruder expanded the house to two stories in 1850 and used the original as ...

    In 1831, Richard Featherston, a teacher, built a single story structure here and opened Vicksburg's first school. Dr. Alex Magruder expanded the house to two stories in 1850 and used the original as ...

    • mississippi
    • architecture

    Haynes Bluff Mound

    Once part of a complex of at least four Indian mounds, this 30 foot high mound was built in several stages from the 1300s to the 1600s. A thatched temple or chief's lodge stood atop each successive ...

    Once part of a complex of at least four Indian mounds, this 30 foot high mound was built in several stages from the 1300s to the 1600s. A thatched temple or chief's lodge stood atop each successive ...

    • mississippi
    • native american...
    • mounds

    French Fort St. Pierre

    Built in 1719 to protect French colonists and serve as a trading place with Native Americans, Fort St. Pierre was rebuilt with a substantial palisade and moat in 1722 by Lt. Dumont de Montigny. ...

    Built in 1719 to protect French colonists and serve as a trading place with Native Americans, Fort St. Pierre was rebuilt with a substantial palisade and moat in 1722 by Lt. Dumont de Montigny. ...

    • mississippi
    • native american
    • colonial period
    • french

    Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

    The Divine Word Missionaries began school for black youth here in 1913. In 1920, led by Fr. Matthew Christmann, they founded St. Augustine Seminary, first seminary in U. S. for training ...

    The Divine Word Missionaries began school for black youth here in 1913. In 1920, led by Fr. Matthew Christmann, they founded St. Augustine Seminary, first seminary in U. S. for ...

    • mississippi
    • religion
    • catholic
    • church
    • african america...

    Mt. Horeb M.B. Church

    Established in 1868 by six former slaves, Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptist Church completed the first African- American church building in Greenville in 1868. An important part of this city's religious ...

    Established in 1868 by six former slaves, Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptist Church completed the first African- American church building in Greenville in 1868. An important part of this city's religious ...

    • mississippi
    • religion
    • church
    • african america...

    Harriet Blanton Theobald Park

    Named for an early settler of Greenville who donated 47½ acres to help rebuild the after the Civil War. In 1878, nearly 300 yellow fever victims were buried here in the original city cemetery Remains ...

    Named for an early settler of Greenville who donated 47½ acres to help rebuild the after the Civil War. In 1878, nearly 300 yellow fever victims were buried here in the original city cemetery Remains ...

    • mississippi
    • park

    Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge

    This relic is all that remains of Mississippi's River Bridge that was dedicated to B.G. Humphreys, completed June 16, 1940, and opened to traffic September 17, 1940. A two lane thru-truss design ...

    This relic is all that remains of Mississippi's River Bridge that was dedicated to B.G. Humphreys, completed June 16, 1940, and opened to traffic September 17, 1940. A two lane thru-truss ...

    • mississippi
    • bridge
    • greenville

    Mississippi - The Magnolia State

    Explored, 1540-1, by De Soto. Colonized first by French, 1699. Became a colony of British, 1763; Spanish, 1779. Territory organized by U.S., 1798. Became 20th state, 1817.

    Explored, 1540-1, by De Soto. Colonized first by French, 1699. Became a colony of British, 1763; Spanish, 1779. Territory organized by U.S., 1798. Became 20th state, 1817.

    • mississippi
    • statehood

    To John A. Fox

    Whose persistent vision made possible this bridge. Whose faith helped revive river traffic as a vital factor in our economy.  Erected by his fellow citizens  October 29, 1954.

    Whose persistent vision made possible this bridge. Whose faith helped revive river traffic as a vital factor in our economy.  Erected by his fellow citizens  October 29, 1954.

    • mississippi
    • citizen memoria...

    Rebecca Kellogg Ashley "Wausaunia"

    In memory of

    In memory of"Wausaunia" Rebecca Kellogg AshleyBorn Dec. 22, 1695, in Suffield, Mass.Died Aug. 1757 in Windsor, N. Y.Interpreter for the Indians at the "old fort," a mission station in charge of ...

    • windsor ny
    • rebecca kellogg...
    • 1704 raid on de...
    • onaquaga
    • ouaquaga

    History of Old Onaquaga Valley

    History of Old Onaquaga ValleySubmitted by Evan Romer

    History of Old Onaquaga ValleySubmitted by Evan Romer

    • windsor ny
    • colesville ny
    • ouaquaga
    • onaquaga
    • bridge

    Ouaquaga Bridge

    New YorkOuaquaga Bridge341' double span lenticular bridge built in 1888. On National Historic Register 2003. Onaquaga, an Iroquois camp destroyed in 1778 was nearby.Towns of Colesville and ...

    New YorkOuaquaga Bridge341' double span lenticular bridge built in 1888. On National Historic Register 2003. Onaquaga, an Iroquois camp destroyed in 1778 was nearby.Towns of Colesville and ...

    • windsor ny
    • ouaquaga
    • onaquaga
    • bridge
    • ouaquaga

    McCoy's Ferry

    MCCOY'S FERRYON MAY 23, 1861, CONFEDERATES ATTEMPTINGTO CAPTURE THE FERRY BOAT ATMCCOY'S LANDING WERE DRIVEN OFF BYTHE CLEAR SPRING GUARD. HERE ONOCTOBER 10, 1862, GEN J.E.B. STUARTCROSSED THE ...

    MCCOY'S FERRYON MAY 23, 1861, CONFEDERATES ATTEMPTINGTO CAPTURE THE FERRY BOAT ATMCCOY'S LANDING WERE DRIVEN OFF BYTHE CLEAR SPRING GUARD. HERE ONOCTOBER 10, 1862, GEN J.E.B. STUARTCROSSED THE ...

    • c&o
    • canal
    • mccoy's ferry
    • civil war

    Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway Reconstruction

    WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY RECONSTRUCTION 2015 THE PEOPLE OF WILMINGTON AND THE ADIRONDACKS THANK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO (56) FOR THE RESTORATION OF THIS HISTORIC HIGHWAY TO ITS ...

    WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY RECONSTRUCTION 2015 THE PEOPLE OF WILMINGTON AND THE ADIRONDACKS THANK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO (56) FOR THE RESTORATION OF THIS HISTORIC HIGHWAY TO ITS ...

      Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo

      In March 1966, Muhammad Ali trained here to fight Toronto-born George Chuvalo for the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship at Maple Leaf Gardens. The fight came at the pivotal time in Ali's ...

      In March 1966, Muhammad Ali trained here to fight Toronto-born George Chuvalo for the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship at Maple Leaf Gardens. The fight came at the pivotal time in Ali's ...

      • heritage
      • boxing
      • muhammad
      • ali
      • george
      • chuvalo
      • 1966
      • vietnam
      • war
      • sullivan's
      • athletic

      Endure With Strength

      Submitted by @joelwatts

      Submitted by @joelwatts

      • lindsay

      In Memory of Those fighting the scourge of Tuberculosis

      "Guerir Quelquefois Soulager Souvent Consoler Toujours" (To cure sometimes to relieve often to comfort always) Located at St. John's Episcopal Church cemetery, Paul Smiths, NYSubmitted by Alan R. Reno

      • episcopal
      • paul smiths
      • saranac lake
      • adirondacks
      • adk
      • alan r reno
      • tuberculosis
      • nursing

      Pettis' Grave

      Pettis' Grave C.R.Pettis, Supt. State Forests 1910-1927

      Pettis' Grave C.R.Pettis, Supt. State Forests 1910-1927 "Father of Reforestation in New York" is buried in the ad- jacent cemetery. New York State Education and Conservation Departments, 1935(Located ...

      • pettis
      • alan r reno
      • forestry
      • adirondacks
      • adk
      • paul smiths
      • re-forestation
      • ny state

      Point Arena

      Submitted by Darren Platt.

      Submitted by Darren Platt.