Friday, July 03, 2015

Mississippi 1900-1910

20th Century Mississippi History Timeline

Here are a few background facts which I used in writing Secret Promise, The Courtship of Miss Loretta Larson, and The Dream Bucket.

1903 - A new capitol building, constructed at a cost of $1 million, is dedicated in Jackson.
1907 -The boll weevil arrives in Mississippi, destroying most of the state's cotton crop.
1908 - Mississippi adopts statewide prohibition.
1909 - Dr. Laurence C. Jones founds the Piney Woods Country Life School for the vocational and secondary education of black students.
1910 - Mississippi Normal College, now the University of Southern Mississippi,is organized.

This information is obtained from the following source:

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