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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 ›

Mississippi Swampers are Born: Battle of Belmont and Shiloh

      The Mississippi Swampers were organized at Memphis, Tennessee on June 11, 1861.  It’s origins go further south though.  Robert J. Humphreys was the popular sheriff of Tunica County, Mississippi and had served from 1853 to 1860.  He decided to organize a company to defend the county and the new Confederate States of… Read More ›

Helena, Arkansas

Around 1797, Sylvanus Phillips moved to the Arkansas Territory from North Carolina and purchased huge tracts of land along the Mississippi River.  David Mooney and William Patterson arrived about the same time.  Patterson built a small warehouse for storing goods and provisions.  Flat boats were going down the river and he provided goods for these… Read More ›

Bailee Mae’s, Phillips County

I stopped by for lunch at Bailee Mae’s and wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  This is another one of these unique eateries we have in the Delta.  There is an upbeat industrial motif though, which works for this place.  They advertise as a coffee shop and winery, but they serve food as well.  … Read More ›

Charley Pride Highway

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