Old Post Files: March 1, 1924-2014

Published 2:19 pm Friday, March 1, 2024

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: 1924
Mrs. Harz left for New Orleans. • A. Lowenhaupt left for California. • J.J. Lum bought the Harry and Pat Cafe.

90 Years Ago: 1934
John Brunini spoke at the Rotary Club Luncheon meeting. • Archdeacon Poyseor, of the Diocese of Marquette, arrived in the city. • Mrs. S.A. Silvey, of Delhi, died.,

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Mrs L.A. Nichols returned from a visit to Laredo. • Col. James McIhenny, commanding officer of the prisoner of war camp in Clinton, addressed the Kiwanis Club. • Mrs A.L. Shamber, of Meridian was visiting her sister, Mrs. Gann Williamson.

70 Years Ago: 1954
Services were held for Samuel Patterson, of Port Gibson. • Charles White, a Utica resident, died in a fall i.n Vicksburg • Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Reaves announced the birth of a daughter, Anne.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Mrs. A. L. Bass died. • Mrs. Joseph Ring was a patient at the Vicksburg Hospital. • Dr. and Mrs. W.J. Schultos, of Port Gibson, announced the birth of a son, Laurence.

50 Years Ago: 1974
Miss Marie Crichlow, a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, died. • Mr and Mrs. Dennis Bean announced the birth of a son, Dennis Lee Jr. • Marine Cpl. Robert L. Roberts reported to duty at the Marine Corps Supply Center in Albany, Ga.

40 Years Ago: 1984
The Rev. Noel Prendergast and parishioner Jean Beckett prepared for the 1984 World Day of Prayer at St. Michael Catholic Church. • Catherine Maxie Branan was two today. A big drug bust, that was under investigation for six months, yielded 17 arrests, with more to come.

30 Years Ago: 1994
Vicksburg businessman and civic leader, James Emerson Blackburn Sr., died. • Rufus J. Hendon celebrated his second birthday.

20 Years Ago: 2004
Army-Navy Club had a steak dinner meeting. • A Warren County man was accused of car theft.

10 Years Ago: 2014
Ameristar celebrated its 20th anniversary in Vicksburg. • Vicksburg became home to “D-Hoops,” a combination of Basketball, Disc Golf and Ultimate Frisbee. Mardi Gras Parade and Gumbo competition drew thousands to downtown Vicksburg.