1914: State Board of Nurse Examiners created to improve health of Mississippians
1914: Legislature creates state Banking Department and Board of Bank Examiners
The goal was to require sound banking practices in the state and to guarantee deposits.
1914: Federal government establishes cooperative extension programs
This service, funded through the Smith-Lever Act, educated farmers on the latest agricultural practices, such as fertilizer use, insect control, and farm machinery.
1914: Mississippi’s first paved road built in Lee County
The Lee County Board of Supervisors authorized construction of 11 1/2 miles of Highway 45 out of concrete.