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Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Marker (Rear) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Marker (Rear)
Mississippi (Scott County), Forest — 52 — Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Front Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, one of the most prominent blues recording artists of the 1940s, was born on his grandparents' land in Forest on August 24, 1905. After Elvis Presley recorded three Crudup songs in the 1950s, . . . — Map (db m77153) HM
Mississippi (Scott County), Forest — James Oliver Eastland
James Oliver Eastland (1904-1986) was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1928. Eastland was appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Byron Harrison upon his death in June 1941, and was elected to that seat in 1942. He served as . . . — Map (db m111024) HM
Mississippi (Scott County), Lake — Lake Railroad Depot
This Queen Anne—style Illinois Central Gulf Railroad depot was built in 1890, closed on April 30, 1969, and given to the city in 1980. The depot was renovated during the 1980s for use as a community meeting place and to house materials . . . — Map (db m111025) HM
Mississippi (Scott County), Morton — Choctaw Line
Boundary between Choctaw cessions of 1820 (Doak's Stand), and 1830 (Dancing Rabbit Creek), going from S.E. corner Simpson Co. northward into Holmes & thence through Bolivar Co. — Map (db m111019) HM
Mississippi (Scott County), Morton — The Ueltschey Tannery
Located in this vicinity, the Ueltschey tannery was established in 1857 by Albert Ueltschey (1824-1884), a native of Switzerland who had moved from Texas to Mississippi after the Mexican War, settling near Nathan Springs. Following the Civil War, . . . — Map (db m111021) HM

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