Old Post Files: Nov. 4, 1923-2013

Published 8:00 am Saturday, November 4, 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
The American Legion presented an automobile show and race.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Little celebrated their 61st anniversary. • Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Briwtow were in New Orleans.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Shirley Marsh was fatally burned when her clothes caught fire. • Services were held for Charles E. Amborn.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Dr. and Mrs. Elton Thomas announced the birth of a son, Keith. • Services were held for H.D. Brownlee of Port Gibson.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Barbara Kay Kirchenbaum, 23 of Vicksburg, was killed in a car accident near Brookhaven.

50 Years Ago: 1973
David Wood graduated from the University Medical Center medical technology program.

40 Years Ago: 1983
William Strickland, 19, died of an accidental gunshot wound. • Dawn Michelle Zingery was 2.

30 Years Ago: 1993
The Old Mississippi River Bridge was closed due to potholes. • Besse Mae Bailey died.

20 Years Ago: 2003
Warren Central’s basketball team fell to Jefferson County in overtime. • Susie Bell of Port Gibson died at 93.

10 Years Ago: 2013
St. Paul’s missing bells conjured curiosity and wonder. • The City of Vicksburg renewed its backup gas service.