OCTOBER 4, 2009

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Katie Robbins, named for the granddaughter of Vicksburg founder Newit Vick, had just left Vicksburg on Jan. 19, 1890, when it collided with a barge being towed downriver on the Yazoo River, killing four roustabouts. Owned by the Yazoo and Tallahatchie Transportation Company and valued at $10,000, the boat sank, throwing 3,000 sacks of seed and 30 bales of cotton into the river. The boat had been built specifically for the Yazoo and Vicksburg trade.

Historic photos taken in and around Vicksburg are featured on Sundays in The Vicksburg Post. Many of the photos are from the J. Mack Moore Collection at the Old Court House Museum. Though not all photos were taken by Mr. Moore, they are part of the collection given to the museum by longtime Vicksburg Post managing editor Charles J. Faulk. Appropriate photos from the public will also be accepted and published. To submit a photo, contact Karen Gamble at 636-4545.

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