Noel served from 1908 to 1912.Link to the catalog
1908: Legislature outlaws sale and importation of liquor
1908: Legislature establishes county agricultural high schools
Education in agriculture was stressed for boys and home economics for the girls.
1908: Mississippi becomes third largest shrimp producer in the United States
Seafood canneries were in operation along the Gulf Coast.
1908: Legislature enacts child labor reforms
Law established ten-hour work day and a fifty-eight hour work week and prohibited children under twelve from working factories. County health officers were required to monitor sanitary conditions in the factories.Link to the catalog
1908: Stein Mart opens in Greenville
A Jewish immigrant from Russia, Sam Stein worked as a peddler in the Mississippi Delta before opening his own general merchandise store in Greenville. Stein Mart focused on clothing after Sam’s son Jake took over the business in 1932. In the 1980s, under the leadership of Jake’s son Jay, Stein Mart became a successful national chain, reaching 260 locations by 2010.
February 1, 1908: Second U.S.S. Mississippi launches
The ship was decomissioned in 1914, sold to Greece, and sunk by the Germans in World War II.Link to the catalog
March 4, 1908: Mississippi’s first Mardi Gras parade held in Biloxi
Seventeen floats and several bands participated in the festive event.Link to the catalog