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
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.
A family drama played out Saturday, July 8, 1922 across two communities in Cross County, Arkansas that left a local barber with a close shave which was not of his … Continue reading A Barber Has a Close Shave: The Sisks of Wynne.
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
The Lower White River was a major transportation route for early settlers on the Arkansas frontier. Museum exhibits run from early settlement during the steamboat era to the expansion of … Continue reading Lower White River Museum State Park
Sardis Lake is a 98,520 acre reservoir on the Little Tallahatchie River in Lafayette, Panola and Marshall counties. Construction took four years. Authorization for the project came when President Franklin … Continue reading Sardis Lake
Prairie County, Arkansas has two county seats. Des Arc was incorporated in 1854 and is one of the oldest river ports in Arkansas. Des Arc took it’s name from Bayou … Continue reading Des Arc, County Seat for Northern Prairie County
Panola County, Mississippi has two county seats. The southern county seat is in Batesville. Batesville got it’s start from the community of Panola which was located about one mile northwest … Continue reading Batesville, County Seat for Panola County in the South.
Panola County has two county seats. The Northern county seat is Sardis. Both are located along Interstate 55. Sardis was incorporated in 1866 not long after the construction of a … Continue reading Sardis and Northern Panola County, Mississippi
On November 5, 1855 a dastardly incident took place in the small town of Friars Point in Coahoma County, Mississippi. Archibald Dobbins stabbed to death Littleton Tennill while the two … Continue reading Archibald Dobbins on the Run
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
Between 1763 and 1817 the area that is now Mississippi fell under conflicting claims of ownership before finally becoming part of the United States. To add to the mix were … Continue reading Changing Loyalties on the Frontier: Story of the Guice and Harmon families
“The men were good sized, healthy and well clothed, but without any attempt at uniformity in color or cut. Out front, General Liddell was wildly waving his cap.” Description of … Continue reading James M. Flynt of the 2nd Arkansas