1902: President Theodore Roosevelt refuses to shoot captured bear during Sharkey County hunt

The story led to the creation of the Teddy Bear.

February 26, 1902: Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) established

Dunbar Rowland (MDAH Collection)
Dunbar Rowland

The newly founded state archives were located in two rooms in the State Capitol building in Jackson.  MDAH is the second oldest state department of archives and history in the country.  Dunbar Rowland was the first director.

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