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Natchez, Mississippi

If any place embodied the “moonlight and magnolias” mythology of the Old South, it was Natchez, Mississippi. Perched on a bluff over looking the Mississippi River, Natchez’s small size (only 4, 680 inhabitants in 1850) belied its economic importance, In … Continue reading

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Same Old Question

   Last week, I was pretty much focused on the situation in Cairo and the millions of people demonstrating for freedom.  Ironically, it was also the 150 year anniversary  of  the Battle of Gettysburg. This was a time in the … Continue reading

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