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, February 01, 2012

Vicksburg's History Burning


In The Vicksburg Post paper there was an article on supervised burns in our Vicksburg National Military Park.  These burns were conducted by the Natchez Trace Parkway Engine Module Supervisor Robert Vick, (in photo) and staff members monitoring a prescribed burn at Fort Hill this past Monday.

I went to the park via Cherry Street (back way) to one of the side entrances to the park and took this picture of Ft. Hill after the burn.  The burns will be continued during the week if weather permits.  The program is to help the overall maintenance of the park landscapes and control the spread of invasive plant species.  About 565 acres were to be burned, providing a more historically accurate view.

The opened view of the Illinois Monument and the Shirley House due to the Battlefield Restoration which is underway.

Many construction zone signs posted.

The Illinois Memorial was modeled after the Roman Pantheon and dedicated on October 26, 1906. It has 47 steps leading up the the entrance, one for each day of the Siege of Vicksburg.  On the inside are 60 bronze tablets listing the names of all 36,325 Illinois soldiers who participated in the Vicksburg Campaign.

At the south loop near the Texas Monument...noticed the blue and red markers!

2 comments:

Lindsjö taxar said...

Interesting reading. Nice pictures. SHare more of your landscape for us over there :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

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