This past Friday I grabbed my camera and went to the Vicksburg National Military Park to take some pictures of some monuments. Did you know that our park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques? A Civil War veteran called the beauty and artistry of its monumentation, "the art park of the world." On my little excursion, I decided to take the south loop and try my hand at some photography. I like to get up close and personal on the faces of the statues and also get a different angle on them. I have walked or drove by this monument so many times through the years but never took the time to really stop and capture it. Here are a few photos I took and the statue of Col. Thomas N. Waul called, as read on the plaque, Waul's Texas Legion.
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.