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Learn about Mississippi’s rich history and the people who lived it.
Today is February 29 and it’s Leap Day. As you know, this day comes around about every four years (more on this later). It’s been associated with a variety of ancient customs, folklore, superstitions and traditions. But other than having an extra day to your year, how much do you know about Leap Day and Leap Year? Here are some facts about this day.
When Dixie Wilkerson found a hand-hewn wooden shingle labeled “George County Library”, she knew the rumor must have some truth to it.
Mrs. Wilkerson and her husband, Bill, live in a circa 1914 house whose study is lined with floor to ceiling bookshelves. Descendents of the home’s original owner claim the shelves once stored books that were loaned to the public making it possibly the county’s first library of sorts.
With backgrounds in Christian and ancient Roman traditions, the history of Valentine’s Day—its origins and tradition—is often shrouded in mystery. Just exactly who was St. Valentine, the patron saint who is acknowledged for bringing about this special day of love to the month of February
Off the beaten path, you’ll find Doe’s Eat Place in The Mississippi Delta. This award-winning bucket list destination attracts locals, foodies, out-of-towners, U.S. Presidents, and movie stars alike! Known for its out-of-this-world steaks and famous tamales, the family-owned restaurant has been at the heart of the Delta for nearly a century.
A multitude of ferries operated in the 19th and 20th centuries on the rivers and creeks throughout George and Jackson counties. The ferry history intertwines with the two counties because during a large portion of the years of ferry operations, George County was still part of Jackson County.
The much-anticipated Lucedale-George County History Museum is here. Yay!
A grand opening ceremony will take place in the George County Courthouse courtroom at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 7. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. The museum is located on the first floor of the courthouse at the foot of the stairs leading to the courtroom.
Nestled in the storied hills of Oxford, Mississippi, sits one of Mississippi’s most intriguing homes, Rowan Oak. The antebellum-style home was built in 1844 by Irish immigrant Colonel Robert Sheegog and is most popularly known as the longtime residence of Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner.
New Grant Library Collection Offers Insight into Former Secretary of War Rawlins, President’s ‘Conscience’
A special collection of correspondence, papers and memorabilia providing insight into the complicated relationship between former President Ulysses S. Grant and former Secretary of War John Rawlins now resides at Mississippi State’s U.S. Grant Presidential Library.
The South is a region of long-held superstitions, and Mississippi is no exception.
Did you know bottled Coca-Cola got its start right here in Mississippi? In 1894, Vicksburg candy store owner Joseph A.…
Wreaths Across America took place last Saturday morning in Lucedale’s Magnolia Cemetery with good attendance and comfortable but chilly temperatures.
On November 17, Pascagoula celebrated its recent designation as a World War II Heritage City in fine style. A gala event took place on Singing River Island, with hundreds gathering to commemorate this signal honor.