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Monday, September 1, 2014

Tallahatchie River

Tallahatchie River bridge ‘structurally deficient’

The Mississippi Department of Transporation is planning to replace the Tallahatchie River truss bridge on Highway 7 with a concrete span bridge. (August 1, 2012, Page 1)

Solitude: Lamar and agriculture

L.Q.C. Lamar is known nationally as a congressman, senator, Secretary of the Interior and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, but he is not known for his interest in, and ownership of, farming operations. In 1854, Lamar was living in his home state of Georgia. He had established a law firm in Macon but he did not have any use for his extensive slave holdings. (October 15, 2010, Page 3B)

Extinct town aimed to rival Memphis as port

A SENSE OF PLACE — Wyatt is among several Lafayette County towns that no longer exist. While most survived until the 20th century, this town in northwestern Lafayette County lasted only a few years — although it predated Oxford and aimed to rival Memphis as a cotton port along the Tallahatchie River. (March 12, 2010, Page 3B)

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