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Learn about Mississippi’s rich history and the people who lived it.

The old saying “if these walls could talk” certainly applies to this beautiful home that has seen love, loss, and tragedy, and burned to the ground and been rebuilt again, not to mention it is built on top of a ceremonial Indian mound. It’s no wonder it is also said to be a hot spot for paranormal activity.

n 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Mississippi to go on a bear hunt, Sharkey County, to be exact. The precise location of the hunt is unknown, although history agrees that it was somewhere in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.

However, what is known is that President Roosevelt’s hunt resulted in the birth of one of America’s most beloved childhood toys, the Teddy Bear and Rolling Fork, which is where it all began.

Presented by the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society City of Pascagoula Preservation Commission and the LaPointe-Krebs Foundation, The 17th Annual Historic Cemetery Tour will take place at Krebs Cemetery, 4602 Fort Street, Pascagoula, on Thursday, October 26, 5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.