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Following the fire of January 21, 1910,
in downtown Wiggins, Gulf and Ship Island
Railroad officials replaced the two-story,
wooden depot lost lo the blaze with a
one-story wood frame structure. In the
late 1990s, when the Kansas City So…
As early as 1837, attempts were made to
build the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad.
It was finally completed from Gulfport to
Hattiesburg by Buffalo, New York,
financier Joseph T. Jones in October
1896. Commercial operations began on
Designed by architect Xavier Kramer, and
constructed by Standard Construction Co.
in 1917, this multi-storied Neo-Classical
building contains a large courtroom and
offices for county officials. A cultural
as well as legal center, the cou…
Music has been an integral component of Ocean Springs' legacy as a coastal cradle of the arts and a sponsor of festive celebrations. Notable African-American musicians born in Ocean Springs include Jaimoe (Johnnie Lee Johnson), who was in…
On April 24, 1960, Gilbert R. Mason, Sr., M.D., led about 125 volunteers in a peaceful wade-in on segregated Biloxi Beach. Trained in non-violent passive resistance, they expected to be arrested. Instead they were attacked by a white mob …
Originally located at 306 Elmer St., the
Pleasant Reed House was completed ca.
1887 by prominent African American
carpenter and community leader Pleasant
Reed. The earliest portion was a
one-story, three-room, frame "shotgun"
In November 1864, Union Brig. Gen. John
Davidson led an expedition from Baton
Rouge toward the Mobile & Ohio R.R. On
December 10, part of his force crossed
the Chickasawhay River and met two
Confederate cavalry regiments at McLeods
Born in Crystal Springs, Byron Patton
Harrison (1881-1941) came to Leakesville
and taught in the local high school from
ca. 1900 until 1902, when he opened
his first law practice near this area.
Appointed as the town's first Marshall,
The Clark Cemetery was established by
W.M.B. Clark (1809-1881) in 1879 with
the burial of С.С. McInnis, born in 1804.
It is the final resting place of a number
of Greene County businessmen, legislators,
county officials and v…
Picture yourself standing at this spot, centuries ago, long before cars and highways
parking lots and interpretive trails. It is springtime. You stand in an Indian village
dotted with clay-walled houses; there is smoke rising from numerous fir…