Take a Walk with Old Man River

Our old Highway 80 Bridge here in Vicksburg has received a lot of attention from the residents of the city and county to transform the former auto lanes of the bridge into a recreational parkway.  Just imagine taking a sunset stroll over one of the most powerful natural resources on earth.  You can help by showing your support for the project.  Let your elected officials know how much this would mean to... read more

Hauntings in the Hills: Halloween in Vicksburg

The hauntings of the hills that have held Vicksburg high above the ravages of the Mississippi River are legendary.  Paranormal investigators from around the world have marked Vicksburg as a hot bed of spiritual phenomenon.  There is perhaps good reason.  The first settlers to arrive in the area were met by a not-so-welcoming committee of diseases, a most hostile environment, Native American uprisings and... read more

Ground Breaks on the Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Center

A few days ago dignitaries gathered on a six-acre site just south of Onward, Mississippi to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Center.  The center will honor President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous hunt in the Mississippi Delta of 1902.  Holt Collier, a freed slave, who was legendary for his hunting and guiding skills, was selected to be the president’s guide through the south... read more

Fort Saint Pierre – 300 Years Ago the First Europeans Arrived in Warren County

Cities, towns and states all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River are celebrating bicentennials and even tricentennials.  Just a few miles north of Vicksburg is the site of what was Mississippi’s first European outpost.  In 1698 the first three priests arrived at Fort Saint Pierre but were forced to abandon just four years later.  Spanish military operations returned in 1719.  Much... read more

The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area: A National Treasure

A few years ago, after many years of research and the development of a comprehensive management plan, the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area was created by Congress.  The official designation came in March 2009 when President Barack Obama signed into law the enabling legislation that was included in that year’s Omnibus Federal Land Management Act.  The legislation was sponsored by Senators Cochran... read more

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