Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

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.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

History Comes Alive!!!

Photos by Katie Carter & David Jackson ~ The Vicksburg Post

Clockwise from top, Bryce Richards, 12, fires an Enfield rifle during a demonstration; Crawford Street is one of the paths of the walking tour; the Texas monument is near where a group from Texas will be camped this weekend; and Pemberton's Headquarters.

The Vicksburg National Military Park is the happening place this weekend.  It is chopped full of tours, demonstrations, cannon firing and book-signing. 

If you can go...

Cannon firings:  The park's Living History volunteers fire cannon each Friday through Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with an additional firing on Saturday at 9:30.  On the same days, musketry demonstrations are from 9: a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Artillery demonstrations:  Valverde Battery, 12th Texas Artillery;  9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Fort Garrott, Stop 14, on the South Loop; rifle demonstrations are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m both days.

Walking tours:  Rangers will give 30-minute tours of the historic district; beginning each Friday and Saturday and Sunday at Pemberton's Headquarters.  Admission included in park admission.

Book-signing:  Edwin C. Bearss and J. Parker Hills, "Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the Campaigns That Changed the Civil War"; 4:30 until 6 p.m. Saturday at the USS Cairo.

Park admission:  $8 per vehicle and valid for a week: $20 for annual pass. 

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