On August 5, 1942, a southbound train collided with a westbound bus, killing fifteen bus passengers and injuring many more. The Greyhound bus, traveling from New Orleans to Jackson, stopped at the east side of the Marion Avenue railroad crossing to . . . — — Map (db m50894) HM
In its heyday, Chautauqua Park boasted of eighty-eight cottages surrounding the Tabernacle, a grocery, a restaurant, and a forty-room hotel. Before its demise in 1917, the Chautauqua Assembly attracted people
from across the United States with ten . . . — — Map (db m179070) HM
The original amphitheater constructed of terraced ground and covered with sawdust sloping downward to the covered tabernacle was originally constructed in 1872 when the Brookhaven District of the United Methodist Church founded Hennington . . . — — Map (db m182923) HM
Here in Oct., 1909, at Lake
Chautauqua tabernacle, Miss.
Congress of Parents and
Teachers was organized by
delegates from 5 cities.
Founder & first president
was Mrs. R. B. Stapleton, of
Hattiesburg. — — Map (db m178610) HM
The Chautauqua Spring House located in the hollow due west of here off of the Tree Top Trail, was constructed to shelter the clear spring that supplied drinking water to the Chautauqua Hotel and campground in the early twentieth century. While this . . . — — Map (db m182943) HM
Tommy Johnson (1896-1956) was one of the most influential blues artists in Mississippi in the 1920s and 1930s. He grew up in the Crystal Springs area, where he often performed with his brothers LeDell and Mager. His original songs, which were widely . . . — — Map (db m50895) HM
Named for chief engineer of first Jackson - New Orleans railway. Last spike driven here on March 31, 1858. Town was raided by Grierson in 1863. Shipping point for cattle, truck crops, and lumber. — — Map (db m50893) HM
Robert Johnson born Hazelhurst, Mississippi May 8, 1911 Copiah County
Robert Johnson recording career left an enormous legacy to American music. The body of his work is considered to be the most powerful of its kind.
His music struck a . . . — — Map (db m50874) HM
The legendary bluesman Robert Johnson was born on the northern outskirts of Hazlehurst to Julia Major and Noah Johnson, on May 8, 1911 (or possibly 1912). Johnson lived in Tunica County and in Memphis as a child, but in the early . . . — — Map (db m81864) HM
On December 9, 1914, the Trustees of
Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School
had its first meeting and opened its
doors to students on September 6, 1915.
This building was one of the first
buildings constructed on a sixty-five
acre tract of . . . — — Map (db m122518) HM
Front Although Houston Stackhouse never became a major name in blues, he played key roles in Delta blues history as a sideman, mentor, and influence. A constant presence in Mississippi and Arkansas blues circles for several decades, he . . . — — Map (db m122613) HM
Site of cotton & woolen mills
set up, 1866, by J. M. Wesson.
Burnt, 1873; rebuilt, expanded &
operated by Col. Ed.
Richardson & Capt. Wm. Oliver
with 2,000 employees. Closed
1910 & dismantled 1919. — — Map (db m122614) HM
According to its cornerstone, this structure was "ereted 1889; destroyed by fire 1890; rebuilt 1893." Built in the Romanesque style of Wesson's Miss. Mills, it is now the Oswalt Youth & Com. Center. — — Map (db m122520) HM
Site of a hotel since 1864, this structure was built ca. 1877. Known originally as the Richardson House, the hotel was owned by Mississippi Mills, a once-flourishing textile mill founded by J.M. Wesson in 1864. — — Map (db m122512) HM