I grew up in the Mississippi Delta experiencing all the fun things which make that place so unique. Taught 26 years in a Delta school before retiring to start a new career so I understand the challenges of our area. Growing up at Lula near the Helena Bridge, I was lucky to have one foot on each side of the river. I feel at home in both Arkansas and Mississippi. Much like so many of our famous writers and musicians, I realized the Delta is just one place with a great river running through it.

“She was Called to Teach” Nancy Jones

Picture from Research provided by the Tunica Museum and Jennie Burton Some people become teachers because they view it as an easy job. It isn’t. Others become teachers because they … Continue reading “She was Called to Teach” Nancy Jones

Murder For Money and Hides: The Death of Abraham Levine

The Sunday of December 5th, 1926 looked to be promising for Abraham Levine.  He had been told that a Mexican living  out from Lula had hides for sale. All he … Continue reading Murder For Money and Hides: The Death of Abraham Levine

Union Commanders at Helena during the Civil War

Helena had a number of Union generals  and colonels in charge during the Civil War while it was occupied territory. March To Helena.               … Continue reading Union Commanders at Helena during the Civil War