|► 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 Jake Kilrain were both . . . — — 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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May. 27, 2020