1930: Modern state highway system in Mississippi begins

The legislature passed the Stansel Act, which called for a primary road system of not more than 2,000 miles to connect county seats, principal highways of adjoining states, state institutions, and other places in the state with a population of 500 or more.  It also reduced the number of highway commissioners from eight to three.

1930: Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying published

Rowan Oak (MDAH Collection)
Rowan Oak

After buying Rowan Oak in Oxford that same year, Faulkner did most his writing there. The University of Mississippi purchased Rowan Oak and the surrounding land in 1973 and now operates the home as a museum.

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