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Kilmichael: B.B. King's Roots Marker (Rear) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
Kilmichael: B.B. King's Roots Marker (Rear)
Mississippi (Montgomery County), Kilmichael — 159 — Kilmichael: B.B. King's Roots
Front Riley B. King, who was born in the Delta fifty miles west of here in 1925, spent many of his formative years in Kilmichael in the 1930s and ‘40s before achieving stardom as “B. B.” King. His first mentor on the guitar . . . — Map (db m90016) HM
Mississippi (Montgomery County), Winona — Ensign William Devotie Billingsley
A graduate of Winona High School and the United States Naval Academy Class of 1909, Ensign Billingsley was one of the "Bird Men" — the pioneers of naval aviation, the pioneers of the test pilot generation, and the grandfathers of the . . . — Map (db m89917) HM
Mississippi (Montgomery County), Winona — Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway
Created by Congress in 1913, the highway in Mississippi follows U.S. 51, 49, & 90. Its central route runs from Fairview, Ky., Davis' birthplace, to Beauvior, his last home at Biloxi. — Map (db m89904) HM
Mississippi (Montgomery County), Winona — Montgomery County Confederate Monument1861 - 1865
To the Confederacy President Jefferson Davis And the Soldiers who fought for States Rights CSAMap (db m92672) WM
Mississippi (Montgomery County), Winona — 120 — Roebuck "Pops" Staples
Front Roebuck “Pops” Staples, one of the foremost figures in American gospel music as a singer, guitarist, and patriarch of the Staple Singers family group, was born on a farm near Winona on December 28, 1914. Staples began . . . — Map (db m90019) HM
Mississippi (Montgomery County), Winona — The "Final Spike"
On Jan. 31, 1860 The Final Spike Of The Old Mississippi Central Was Driven Just South Of Winona Establishing For The First Time Direct Rail Service From The Great Lakes To the Gulf Of Mexico. — Map (db m89906) HM
Mississippi (Montgomery County), Winona — Winona Confederate MonumentC.S.A.
Our Confederate Dead — Map (db m90263) WM

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