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.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Depot Drying Out

According to The Vicksburg Post yesterday, the depot's doors took a licking in the flood.  Though most of the Yazoo & MS Valley RR station on Levee Streets has come through this year's record flood nearly unscathed, workers will have to replace at least three doors on the first flood because of water damage.  Sitting in the flood waters it made the doors swell and warp.  

The 104-year-old depot became somewhat of an icon of the MS River and Yazoo Diversion Canal's rise to a record height of 57.1 feet on May 19 before beginning its recession.  Along the way, local, state and national news and television crews took photos and footage of the flooded area, with the depot in most shots.  

When flood waters threatened, workers removed the sheet rock that had been installed on the first floor and moved it to the third floor of the building.  The building's interior was covered by about 4 feet of water.

Once the waters receded, the contractor went in, removed the water and debris from the first flood and dried the area with fans.  A dehumidifier on the building's first floor is being used to dry out the building materials.  This is a slow process.  Now, the roof on the main building is being repaired because a leak was discovered by workers working on the third floor.  The passenger loading area was covered about 10 years ago with rolled roofing material that needs to be replaced.


Debris from inside the depot building.

Part of the temporary flood wall being dismantled.

At the front side doorway.

Flood wall coming down to make way for truck/vehicular traffic.

Sign that went underwater at the Depot.

Flood wall finally opened at the Entrance to the water front.  

2 comments:

CDGardens said...

Looks like progress is well underway. Maybe the extra heat will help a little to dry things up.

Marian Love Phillips said...

It should help a whole lot CDGardens! Thanks for dropping by my friend.

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