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... in Natchez we’ve learned that:
1. - 1855, there were 20 millionaires in the country and 10 of them lived in Natchez.
2. - Most of the rich planters had come to Natchez from the North in the early 19th century to raise cotton and do business. They felt the South could not win against the industrial might of the North and were not in favor of secession, but when the war came they supported it. So, in ...
... story. It began in Natchez in 1932. In Natchez, it’s clearly the big society event of the season. The two garden clubs, Natchez and Pilgrimage, cooperate to produce this big pageant that tells the story of Natchez from the time of the Indians to the end of the Civil War. It has all the children and grandchildren of garden club members along with other children as well as some adults. Part of the pageant depicting the young ...
... through an antique store, although one that is lived in by the owners.
Third, The Elms, 1804. This historic house also operates as a bed and breakfast with the owners in residence. It was added on to twice over the years and has floors in the house that connect to each other by about 6 steps. The owner is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Drake who bought the house “with my own ...
... U.S. Grant slept here one night on his way to the battle of Vicksburg.”
We took a side trip off the Trace to Alcorn, MS, home of Alcorn State University, to see the Windsor Ruins. What you may ask are the Windsor Ruins? Well in the 1850’s, the Windsor plantation was comprised of 2,600 acres. (I wonder how many slaves it took to work that plantation???). In 1859-61,the planter built ...
... 1940 and by then Robert had already been murdered in Three Forks Mississippi. Famed musician and prolific songwriter Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg 1915. He played The Blue Room all right, alongside notables like Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, even BB King. When Willie was just 21 he caught the Illinois Central Railroad out of Hazelhurst, all the way to Chicago, taking with him his love of black music and his passion to contribute to ...