Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard (HM26CQ)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 20.384', W 90° 52.744'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

"The Country"

Around 1860, Frederic Baum and his wife Ellen Chambers Baum had a home in the middle of a fabulous apple orchard located in this area. Frederic had several businesses, was an alderman for the City of Vicksburg, and served on the Warren County Board of Supervisors. The Baum's donated land near the apple orchard for new city streets. The land along the new roads was divided into lots forming Vicksburg's first neighborhood". The streets were named Baum Street, Frederic Street, and Chambers Street after the land donors.

Black Bart

Charles Earl Boles served in the Union Army, 116th Illinois Regiment during the Siege of Vicksburg. After being released from the army he headed out West to hunt for gold. Later, in July of 1875, Boles dressed in nice clothes, cut holes in a flour sack, put it over his head, and robbed a Wells Fargo stagecoach. Thus was born the infamous "Black Bart". He became known for dressing well, being exceptionally well mannered, and leaving poems he had written. He never hurt anybody, never robbed passengers and committed 28 robberies before being caught. Black Bart was given a light prison sentence and paroled after only 4 years.

A Black Bart Poem

Here I lay me down to Sleep
To wait the coming morrow
Perhaps Success perhaps

And everlasting Sorrow

Let come what will I'll try it on
My condition can't be worse
And if there's money in the Box
'Tis munny in my purse.
HM NumberHM26CQ
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699610 N 3580070
Decimal Degrees32.33973333, -90.87906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.384', W 90° 52.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 23.04" N, 90° 52' 44.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1315 Baum St, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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