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, September 15, 2013

The Town of Rocky Springs - Part 1

Yesterday, I traveled to Rocky Springs, MS, on the Natchez Trace Parkway with my daughter, Kathy and grandson, Carl to celebrate my granddaughter, Lucy's, 16th Birthday at the campground.  After the celebration we all went over to the site of the old community of Rocky Springs to look around and take pictures.  Below is the story of once upon a time, Rocky Springs.  

At the end of this trail is evidence of a once thriving rural community. First settled in the late 1790's, the  town grew from a watering place along the Natchez Trace, and took its name from the source of that water - - the Rocky Spring.  In 1860, a total of 2,616 people lived in this area covering about 25 square miles. The population of the town proper included 3 merchants, 4 physicians, 4 teachers, 3 clergy and 13 artisans; while the surround family community included 54 planters, 28 overseers and over 2,000 slaves who nurtured the crop that made the town possible - - cotton.

Looks like my Granddaughter, Victoria, hubby, Jamie and great grandson, Ian, did not read the marker.  

Objects laying on the ground going towards the church on the hill.

Rocky Springs Methodist Church

This church was built in 1837 by the Methodist congregation of Rocky Springs.  Earlier the town had been a station for a circuit-riding preacher who only stopped by once or twice a month.  The church is preserved by the former congregation members who hold regular services here and gather here at an annual "homecoming" each year.

A worn doorway of many visitors.

You can sign your name in a book as you walk in.  Grandson Carl checking out the church.

Window of the church with the reflection of tree in panes.

The exposed roots of the tree across from the church.

To be continued...

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