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Lamar County Mississippi Historical Markers

 
The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight Marker image, Touch for more information
June 5, 2018
The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight Marker
Mississippi (Lamar County), Hattiesburg — The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight
Historical Site

The last bare knuckle prize fight was fought here on Richburg Hill July 8, 1889.

John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in the seventy fifth round to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.

John L. Sullivan and . . . — Map (db m118378) HM

Mississippi (Lamar County), Lumberton — Old West Florida
Area to south, originally part of French Louisiana became W. Florida under England & Spain. After West Florida Revolution annexed by U.S. & in 1812 added to Miss. Territory. — Map (db m97104) HM
Mississippi (Lamar County), Purvis — Purvis
Scene of destructive tornado on April 24, 1908. Forty-seven people were killed and more than 300 injured. Over half of the homes were destroyed. Property damage was great. — Map (db m118379) HM

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