Connections are always interesting. With the recent blooming of daffodils and jonquils I could not help but think of one of my favorite poems.
Last fall I was on an outing with friends in Clay County to visit an old cemetery in the Kilgore Hills northwest of West Point.
It began with a box of scraps of fabric, a prayer and the blessing of hands, and resulted in the creation of beautiful works of art in the form of unique quilts.
Newspaper accounts from the summer of 1898 tell of the successful efforts of Rev. W.S. Jacobs and the Presbyterian Church in Columbus to raise the funds necessary to establish an orphanage.
The flooding caused by last week's rains brings to mind high water of past times. The Tombigbee Valley has a long history of high water and floods. Some of the Tombigbee floods have been devastating, even washing away almost entire towns.
The first steamboat arrived at Columbus in 1823. For almost 100 years they were the principal means of shipping and passenger service along the Upper Tombigbee River.
The centennial of an aviation milestone that was connected to our area passed unnoticed 11 days ago.
It was the first transcontinental round-trip airplane flight and only the fourth transcontinental flight.
In the 1730s, conflict in Europe between England and France spread to the Tombigbee River Valley between the Choctaw-French alliance and the Chickasaw-English alliance. It was a North American extension of a European conflict with a local twist.
A Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit on waterways has opened at the Agnes Zaiontz Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum on Seventh Street North here in Columbus.
The winter edition of American Archaeology has a fascinating article titled "Physical and Spiritual Health." It is about general health care and medical care among Indians in prehistoric and historic period America.
There remains a lot of confusion over when the Columbus Bicentennial should be celebrated. To that we can add, 'Which Columbus is which?'
On Friday the New York Times ran a story: "Long Before Alabama, The South Had Sewanee." According to the article: "The Sewanee Tigers provided a blueprint for Southern college football domination."
Recently I have been walking along the Riverwalk in Columbus. Anyone who has not walked that delightful pathway has missed an enjoyable merging of beauty, history and good exercise.
In December 1929, an unusual Christmas card was sent out from Columbus and Meridian.
My column today is a look at some unusual Christmas celebrations in Mississippi during the 1800s and earlier.
I just took a journey through history, fishing, politics and up the Tombigbee. It all started in the parking lot of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in West Point one day last week.
It is a rare and very poignant image. A lady photographed as a slave in Columbus circa 1860.
Last week was the Thanksgiving holiday and soon Christmas will be upon us.
Reading news accounts last week brought to mind the many landmarks that Columbus has lost. Just during my lifetime, far too many historic and irreplaceable buildings have been destroyed.
An interesting description of Columbus and Lowndes County was published in the Columbus Democrat on November 25, 1837.
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