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.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Y&MV RR Depot Still In Floodwaters

The Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Station remains in a flood waters while slowly receding.  It was noted in todays' paper, The Vicksburg Post, that the Corps will not extend the city's flood wall to protect the 104-year-old building.  A part of Levee Street just south of the depot is protected by a flood wall built by the Corps after the historic Flood of 1927.  "It doesn't make sense not to do it," said Lamar Roberts, the director of the Battlefield Museum who was nearing his years-long pursuit of putting a transportation museum in the depot when the water rose.  The Corps decision means another government-sized headache.  "But, if they did decide, it'd be 20 years before they got around to it.  I guess that's their little red wagon, and they're going to pull it."

You can see the water levels on the columns and...

...on the brick foundation.

3 comments:

CDGardens said...

The extra water didn't do anyone any good and will put a big price tag on getting things closer to normal. But I can see each day is getting the river out of there. Hope it moves on a little faster now...

Oil-Electric said...

That decision by the Corps leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

What about the City Fathers? What is their position on this?

And what about the community? Do the citizens care enough to chip in and protect a valuable asset?

Marian Love Phillips said...

It leaves a bad taste in my mouth as well. I don't understand their reasoning at all! Maybe with the help of our citizens they will change their minds. The citizens DO CARE and was just announced in our Sunday's paper. I'm sure a lot will be said about it...will keep you posted.

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