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.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Short Labor Day Drive

With tropical storm Lee finally leaving Vicksburg after several days of rain and wind, we took off for a short drive to the overlook to check out the river.  No towboats were in site pushing barges.  This picture of the bridges was taken from the Louisiana overlook.  There was a lady by the name of Blanche Millsaps who in 1994 led an effort to raise a U. S. flag over the old Mississippi River Bridge and she kept the flag flying for 17 continuous years before passing away in June of this year.  She was so proud to be called, "the Vicksburg flag lady."  Her legacy will live on with the Army-Navy assuming responsibility for future flag raising.  Memorials for the Blanche Millsaps Flag Fund can be sent to the Army-Navy Club of Vicksburg, c/o Louis Decell, 4312 Windsor Point, Vicksburg, MS 39180.     

Riverfront Park entrance 

Wooden barriers around the playground/park.  Part of Diamond Jacks Casino in seen in the background.

Looking out towards the bend in the Mississippi River at Vicksburg, MS.

Nice to see the Louisiana sandbars out after the Great Flood of 2011 here.

Looking up towards the Louisiana Circle overlook with restrooms to the right.

Nice iron benches throughout the park.

A nice pavilion to have big parties and gatherings.  Also, single picnic areas w/grills and huge playgrounds for the kiddies.  Their were only 3 vehicles at the park and only a few children playing. Any other time it would be packed with adults and children enjoying the park.

You can also enjoy the beautiful view of the river while having a good time.

Diamond Jacks Casino flag at the turn-a-round at the park.
Another flag in the parking lot at Diamond Jacks at the bend in the river.

Back of a home coming out of the parking lot.  They really do have a great view of the river.

Zoomed in and got this picture of our U.S. flag leaving the parking lot.

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