On January 8, Congress passed the 18th amendment outlawing the sale or production of alcoholic beverages nationwide.
1918: Mississippi becomes first state to approve national prohibition amendment
1918: State Plant Board established
Board was charged with preventing and eradicating pests and diseases harmful to plant life in Mississippi.
1918: Vardaman loses senate reelection campaign
The loss was credited to Vardaman’s opposition to U.S. entry into World War I.Link to the catalog
March 28, 1918: Humphreys County last county in state to be organized
The County was named after former governor Benjamin Grubbs Humphreys.
September 28, 1918: First cases of “Spanish Flu” reported in Jackson
The epidemic went on to kill 9,234 before it ran its course in 1919.