Ignor Lobanov of Mature Life Features in San Diego takes a picture of a grave marker at Soldier's Rest at the Cedar Hill Cemetery Tuesday. Source: Bryant Hawkins-The Vicksburg Post
It was great weather here in Vicksburg to welcome 32 travel writers to see what Vicksburg was all about. From the looks of it they were all pleasantly surprised. "Vicksburg seems almost raw, almost fledgling," said Karen Rubin, New York-based writer for the Travel Features Syndicate. "You have so much that's genuine. I see the restoration and the preservation and that's so important. You have such a good core of people who respect that about your history." While here in Mississippi the writers visited the Town of Port Gibson, including Windsor in Claiborne County, the Town of Raymond and of course, Vicksburg, The Key to the South!
At least one of the writers felt the trip was not long enough, but said she would return. "There is more history in this little area than any other," George Bruzenak said,. "One of the things we'll bring out is how important the (Union) victory in Vicksburg was to the ending of the Civil War. There's ton of history here."