Old Post Files: Oct. 18, 1923-2013
Published 8:00 am Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Old Post Files is a regular feature within the pages of The Vicksburg Post’s print edition and digital e-edition. This feature looks back at some of the happenings from the pages of The Vicksburg Post over the past few decades. Enjoy.
100 Years Ago: 1923
Mrs. Mary Nelson Holman died. • Walter Hillhouse wrote about New York and shared photos.
90 Years Ago: 1933
R.W. Bloult was chosen honorary member of the Rotary Club. • Services were held for William J. Fitzgerald.
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80 Years Ago: 1943
James Crews, with the U.S. Navy, was home on leave. • Mrs. Vivian Taylor of Redwood, was a patient at Mercy Hospital.
70 Years Ago: 1953
Wesley Lominick was named County Agent of the Year for Mississippi. • Charles Murray died.
60 Years Ago: 1963
Mr. and Mrs. James Cathey announced the birth of their daughter, Rita Ann. • W.T. Watson died.
50 Years Ago: 1973
Army Pvt. Bobbie L. Dorsey completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. • George Mitchell was elected president of the Council School 9.
40 Years Ago: 1983
Neal Higgins, 90, laughed at a clown, Fran Abraham, 10, during a Halloween party at Mercy Regional Medical Center.
30 Years Ago: 1993
The director of Vicksburg’s Parks and Recreation Department resigned after a new director was hired. • The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen took steps to build a sewer system in Kings.
20 Years Ago: 2003
David Albert Butler, 59, died when his Gullett Road home caught fire. • The Mississippi Black Caucus supported state representative George Flaggs Jr. to become House Speaker Pro Tem.
10 Years Ago: 2013
World War II planes and pilots were to fly over Vicksburg during a training seminar. • The United States Postal Service planned to put cluster mailboxes in Vicksburg.