DECEMBER 20, 2009

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 21, 2009

The Charles J. Miller was built in 1925 in Indiana and operated along with the George W. Miller, built the next year, as ferry boats until the river bridge was constructed in 1930. She then was sold to Capt. A.C. Johnson of Helena, Ark., and the name was changed to The General. In 1944, a New Orleans firm bought her and named her the Warren Johnson, and in 1946 she was sold to L.H. Simkins of Savannah, Ga. This photo, taken in the 1930s, is from the collection of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

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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