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Mississippians at Pearl Harbor

On December 6, 2013, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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Wreckage of USS Arizona, Library of Congress, call number: LC-USE62- D-OA-000189 [P&P]

Wreckage of USS Arizona, Library of Congress, call number: LC-USE62- D-OA-000189 [P&P]

December 7 marks the seventy-second anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. MDAH historian Mike Allard compiled this list of Mississippians lost that day using official Navy casualty lists, the American Battle Monuments Commission database, and local newspapers.

U.S.S. Arizona
Bond, Burnis L.—Wiggins, Stone Co.
Carter, Paxton T.—Hattiesburg, Forrest Co.
Chadwick, Charles B.—Rena Lara, Coahoma Co.
Dial, John B.—Hattiesburg, Forrest Co.
Fortenberry, Alvie C.—Magnolia, Pike Co.
Green, Glen H.—Paulding, Jasper Co.
Menefee, James A.—Jackson, Hinds Co.
Molpus, Richard P.—Meridian, Lauderdale Co.
Moody, Robert E.—Utica, Hinds Co.
Murphy, Jessie H.—Picayune, Hancock Co.
Oglesby, Lonnie H.—Jackson, Hinds Co.
Ruddock, Cecil R.—Pass Christian, Harrison Co.
Smith, Walter T.—Gunnison, Bolivar Co.
Thornton, George H.—Blue Springs, Union Co.
White, Volmer D.—Kokomo, Marion Co.

U.S.S. California
Clark, Cullen B.—Laurel, Jones Co.
Curtis, Herbert S. Jr.—Kilmichael, Montgomery Co.

U.S.S. Oklahoma
Davenport, James W. Jr.—Hattiesburg, Forrest Co.
Ferguson, Charlton H.—Kosciusko, Attala Co.
Johnston, Jim H.—Wesson, Copiah Co.
Jones, Jerry—Stonewall, Clarke Co.
Thornton, Cecil H.–Mississippi
Wade, Durrell—Calhoun City, Calhoun Co.

U.S.S. West Virginia
Melton, John R.—Liberty, Amite Co.
Mister, Joe E.—Grenada, Grenada Co.

Hickam Field
Denson, Eugene B.—Canton, Madison Co.
Gossard, James E. Jr.—Electric Mills, Kemper Co.
Joyner, Theodore K. Jr.—Canton, Madison Co.

Wheeler Field
Everett, James—Canton, Madison Co.
Price, John A.—McComb, Pike Co.

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Washington County (side 1). Call number: MA/2003.0245(a) MDAH

Washington County (side 1). Call number: MA/2003.0245(a) MDAH

Washington [County]. Call number: MA/2003.0244(a). Link to the catalog.

Washington County. Call number: MA/2003.0245(a). Link to the catalog.

Map of Washington County, Mississippi : showing drainage canals, public roads, railroads and public levee. Call number: MA/2003.0256(a). Link to the catalog.

Lowndes. Call number: MA/2003.0285(b). Link to the catalog

Map of Lee County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0289(b). Link to the catalog.

Map of Lee County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0292(b). Link to the catalog.

Lafayette County. Call number: MA/2003.0293(b). Link to the catalog.

Claiborne County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0297(b). Link to the catalog.

Inverness, Mississippi city map. Call number: MA/2003.0311(b). Link to the catalog.

DeSoto National Forest Holly Springs purchase unit, Mississippi, Chickasaw meridian. Call number: MA/2002.0121(a)/no.1. Link to the catalog.

DeSoto National Forest Bienville purchase unit Mississippi, Choctaw, meridian. Call number: MA/2002.0121(a)/no.2. Link to the catalog.

DeSoto National Forest Delta Purchase Unit, Mississippi, Washington and Choctaw meridian. Call number: MA/2002.0121(a)/no.3. Link to the catalog.

DeSoto National Forest Homochitto purchase unit, Mississippi, Washington meridian. Call number: MA/2002.0121(a)/no.4. Link to the catalog.

Big Black River basin Big Black River and tributaries, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2002.0153(a). Link to the catalog.

Pearl & Big Black rivers and minor tributaries in Louisiana and Mississippi. Call number: MA/2002.0170(a). Link to the catalog.

 

Happy Labor Day!

On September 2, 2013, in Archives, Digital Archives, by Dorian Randall
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In honor of Labor Day, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History would like to share with you a Labor Day photograph from the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection:

PI/2010.002. Series 6 Image 1467. Counties. DeSoto County Labor Day Calf Sale, September 4, 1978. Cattle in pens and a group of men.

PI/2010.0002. Series 6 Image 1467. Counties. DeSoto County Labor Day Calf Sale, September 4, 1978. Cattle in pens and a group of men.

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WPA Scrapbooks Digitized

On August 21, 2013, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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Page from Pictorial History: Mississippi Agriculture and Industry. Call Number: Series 443, MDAH.

Page from Pictorial History: Mississippi Agriculture and Industry. Call Number: Series 443, MDAH.

The Works Progress Administration Scrapbooks (Series 443) were recently digitized and added to the Digital Archives. Covering the period 1936–1941, the scrapbooks document a variety of topics, ranging from historic homes, the timber and dairy industry, cotton, Native Americans, trees, WPA projects, and more.

 
Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad timetable, part 1. From "Railroads Gulf Mobile Ohio" subject file, MDAH.

Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad timetable, part 1. From “Railroads Gulf Mobile Ohio” subject file, MDAH.

The Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad formed in 1940 when the Mobile and Ohio line merged with the Gulf, Mobile, and Northern. This brochure promotes travel between St. Louis, Missouri, and Mobile, Alabama. Trains stopped in Jackson, Meridian, Laurel, and many places in between. The cost for a seat from New Orleans to Jackson? Seventy-five cents (see page six of the brochure).1

This timetable brochure is housed in the “Railroads Gulf Mobile and Ohio” subject file. Click here to view the brochure through its catalog record.

1 James H. Lemly, The Gulf, Mobile and Ohio: A Railroad That Had to Expand or Expire (Richard D. Irwin, 1953), introduction, http://www.acmeme.org/gmo/introduction.htm.

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