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.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Grand Opening of River Museum Today

Today at 9:00 a.m. was the grand opening of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site.  The building, boat and grounds are a $23 million dollar facility.  The main attraction is the retired MV Mississippi IV, where exhibits simulate life abroad a towboat and piloting the vessel on the river.

In the main building, a mural of Vicksburg's riverfront circa 1910 adorns a wall.  Other indoor exhibits simulate how the river's movement over time since 1775 had created oxbow lakes between Mississippi and Louisiana and one that tells the story of cultures on the river in the 17th century to the 1950s.

Behind the main exhibit hall is a scale model of the river between Greenville and Natchez that children can play on.  It holds about 2 inches of water to represent normal stages and about 5 inches to represent a flood.

Ground was broken for the center in 2009.  The concept began in l995, when the city purchased the retired towboat for $1.  The title was returned to the Corps in 2007, when the vessel was slow-rolled down Washington Street to the museum site at Washington and Jackson streets.

Below are some pictures I took of the interior of the museum and will post pictures of the MV Mississippi tomorrow.

A seated area showing a movie of the Great Flood of 1927.

The 1927 flood is described as one of the greatest domestic travesties in the United States, The Great Flood of 1927 not only impacted the lives of several hundred thousand people, but dramatically changed the focus of flood risk management.  As you explore the museum, you will learn about his devastating flood and meet some of the refugees that suffered through it.
Vicksburg, ca. 1400

Vicksburg, 1792

Vicksburg, 1825

Vicksburg, 1950

Looking out the corner window of a classroom with the Yazoo & Mississippi River Valley Depot in the background.   

A model on making a flood.


A huge fish tank inside the museum.


Lindsjö taxar said...

Interesting! Vicksburg has great history.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Yes, it does! Hallowed ground from the Civil War which was fought here in 1863. Vicksburg National Cemetery is the second largest cemetery in the country with Arlington National Cemetery being the largest.

scott davidson said...

Wow. Fantastic monster there. The urbanity monster striding forth, as it does in most cities of the world. Nice hand-drawn banner too. Something like this image, , by French painter Fernand Léger, maybe effective painted large on a wall too, acknowledged as a copy of course. It can be seen at and a canvas print of it can be ordered from there.

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