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.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

American Queen's Visit

Yesterday, the Majestic American Queen steamboat visited our historical city of Vicksburg, MS, from 8:00 to 5:00.  Every other visit she stays only half-a-day.  


I love to take pictures of the American Queen and this time I wanted to get one of her in-between the bridges.  I got real lucky!  At present the Mississippi River level is 42.24 feet and the flood stage is 43 feet.    


While at the Mississippi Welcome Center I was able to get the perfect shot.  I also took pictures of her going southbound headed to her next port-of-call, Natchez, MS.  


I was able to track her from the waterfront in the Yazoo River Diversion Canal on her way towards the mouth of the MS River to the bridges by way of an APP called, FINDSHIP.


While there I saw the headlights of a train making it's way across the old Hwy 80 bridge from Louisiana to Mississippi and took this picture.  The bridge is no longer used for vehicle traffic, but only train traffic.  Once a year we have a 5-mile run called, Over The River Run that the community can enjoy.

Norfolk Southern Locomotive No. 9975 getting ready to go through the tunnel eastbound. 

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