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.

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Vicksburg Quarter ~ USS Cairo

Tomorrow is a big day for Vicksburg!  We will be in the national spotlight because a new quarter, which depicts the USS Cairo gunboat will officially be put into circulation following a 9:30 a.m. celebration here. 

The USS Cairo was a Union ironclad river gunboat sunk by Confederates in the Yazoo River north of Vicksburg on December 12,  1862. The boat was raised exactly 102 years later, restored and put on permanent display at our Vicksburg National Military Park (VNMP) along with many salvaged artifacts.  

The Vicksburg quarter is the ninth coin in the U. S. Mint's American the Beautiful Quarters Program. 

If you go, parking will not be allowed but VNMP staff will direct visitors to parking on Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue, where shuttle buses will run beginning at 7:15 a.m.  Also, a coin forum will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the VNMP Visitor Center's auditorium.

Admission to both events is free.  For more info check it out at: and click on the quarter icon.

USS Cairo ~ Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, MS.

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