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Life and death of a Partisan

January 2, 2019

On March 16, 1863 the 3rd Iowa Cavalry marched into the small settlement of Mound Place in Northern Coahoma County.  They were led by Major John Willock Noble who stationed his men at Hunt’s Mill.  Hunt’s Mill was a saw mill at the center of this farming community.  Even though the area was occupied territory,… Read More ›

Battle of Brown’s Gin

47th Indiana Volunteers On August 11, 1862 a brief, but deadly battle took place on the the line between Tunica and Coahoma counties in Northwest Mississippi.  Company A of the 47th Indiana Volunteers consisting of forty five men and thirteen cavalry were attacked by an unknown number of Confederates at Brown’s gin. The Union soldiers… Read More ›

Sam Carr

Sam Carr was born April 17, 1926 in Marvel, Arkansas.  Marvel is a small town in Phillips County, just west of Helena.  His parents were Robert Lee and Mary McCollum.  Sam’s birth name was Samuel Lee McCollum ,so how did he become Sam Carr?  Who were Robert Lee and Mary McCollum?  Sam’s father was a… Read More ›

Nancy Lindsley’s Saga on the Pass

Nancy was the daughter of Samuel and Susanna Brown.  She was born in Kentucky around 1815.  Her parents were married on September 14, 1807 in Garrard County, Kentucky.  Samuel was an ordained minister.  She had a large family and one of her brothers was Issac N. Brown, who would become famous as Captain of the… Read More ›

Mask v. LNO & Texas Railroad

On March 2, 1885, Hamilton T. Mask purchased a ticket at Memphis from the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railroad Company to Lula which was a regular station on the line.   He took passage on the first train to Lula with J.G. Haynes.  Both Mask and Haynes were farmers in Coahoma County.  Mask had… Read More ›

Uncle Henrys

In 1926, the Clarksdale Elks Club built a large two story lodge on Moon Lake.  There were rooms for people to stay on the second floor and a kitchen and eating place on the first floor.  The club was built on the Yazoo Pass and faced Moon Lake.  Members would come up on the weekend… Read More ›

Lula Rich School Annual 1941

Lula Rich School had a long and rich history.  Children from Lula, Rich, northern Coahoma county, and southern Tunica County attended it.  This annual is special in that it was on the verge of World War II.  Many of the young men who are pictured in the school annual would serve in that conflict.  

Delta Family Grocery

My family came to the Lula area around 1940 and started a farm on Flea Harbor Road. Flea Harbor Road is on the Tunica and Coahoma County line.  The Mississippi Delta offered only a few pathways to having a better life in those days.  You either farmed or became a merchant. My Grandfather, James “Jimmie”… Read More ›

Front Street Block B, Lula, MS

the building on the left This was the site of the Keesee Building. It was a white stucco building of Spanish design with red tiles running along the front top porch. There were round windows along the side. Two windows on either side of a screened in door were at the front. The Keesee Building… Read More ›

Rich, Coahoma County

Slow down after you pass over the Yazoo Pass bridge on Highway 315 if you are heading east from 61.  Look to your right and you will see the road leading to Rich.  That is the only way to get to Rich today from Lula because the bridge was taken out when they moved the… Read More ›

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