Old Post Files: Dec. 01, 1923-2013

Published 10:07 pm Wednesday, November 29, 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
M.J. Mulvihill Sr. left for Washington D.C. to attend the Republican Convention. • Lucy Armstrong returned from Oxford.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Mrs. Kate Magruder returned from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Cummins in Monroe, La.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
A captured Japanese submarine was displayed here in connection with the sale of war bonds.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Tom G. Guam died. • Mississippi Power and Light Co. donated $10,000 to the city for tornado relief.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Mrs. L.J. Land was honored on her 80th birthday. • Donnie Currie of Edwards died.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Thomas Groome and Lisa Bartlett were first-place winners in the Elks Lodge Youth Leadership Contest.

40 Years Ago: 1983
James V. Vesell, a resident of Vicksburg since 1933, died. • Courtney Michelle Stevens was 3 today.

30 Years Ago: 1993
For the first time in its 121-year history, Mayersville was decorated for Christmas. • Willie Shorter died.

20 Years Ago: 2003
Gen. Tommy Franks signed a baseball for Chris Snow of Vicksburg. • Julius D. Melsheimer died.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Haley Sellers crowned Miss Vicksburg. • Flashes looked forward from their playoff loss in football.