Directly across from the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery is the U.S.S. Cairo Museum. This ironclad union gunboat was retrieved from its watery grave and is now displayed in the park. It is an awesome site to see and you can walk on it. Inside the museum is a treasure trove of artifacts such as weapons, munitions, naval stores and personal gear that the sailor's used on board. This also is a must see when you come to visit Vicksburg! Picnic tables are in the area where you can sit and enjoy the view. Please take the time to read about the USS Cairo that I have linked to our National Military Park site.
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.