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Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Woolmarket

 
 
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By Stephen Bell, June 12, 2009
1. Woolmarket Marker
Inscription. S. 3 mi. Once center of wool industry. Here on July 16, 1910, three rural schools formed Woolmarket Vocational High School, considered to be the first consolidated high school in the state.
 
Erected 1954 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 28.346′ N, 88° 56.685′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Woolmarket Road and Old Highway 67 (Old Mississippi Highway 67), on the right when traveling east on Woolmarket Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Biloxi MS 39532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Brickyard (approx. 4.1 miles away); Santa Cruz Landing (approx. 4.2 miles away); Harvey's Hill (approx. 4.4 miles away); D'Iberville High School Original Site (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Maurepas and Old Biloxi (approx. 4 miles away); The Quave Commercial Strip (approx. 4 miles away); The Five Trails (approx. 4 miles away); The Land and Legend of the Cross (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Woolmarket Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Bell, June 12, 2009
2. Woolmarket Marker
Note the bullet holes.
 
Additional comments.
1. New Marker
I passed by the marker the other day and it has been replaced by a brand new one. I liked the old one better, with the Buckshot holes in it. It had been there for many many years.

Editor's Note: Thank you for updating us on this marker's replacement.
    — Submitted February 22, 2011, by Steve DuRocher of Biloxion, hostage of Gulfport, Mississippi.

 
Categories. AgricultureEducationHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,494 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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