Old Post Files: July 6, 1924 to 2014

Published 9:45 pm Saturday, July 6, 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

Otto Maganos stated that there were 16 varieties of ferns and 42 kinds of trees found at Camp Mondamin. • Mable Buchanan left for Yazoo City and Memphis.

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90 Years Ago: 1934

Clara Hill and Horace Van Dyke were married. • B.J. McLaughlin, engineer of the Vicksburg Memphis passenger train, died. • Lucy Richardson of New Orleans was in Vicksburg visiting with her father, Frank Richardson.

80 Years Ago: 1944

Mrs. Robert E. Miller, of Valley Park, died. • Lt. Bill Sam was killed in action in the Pacific. • Roy Rogers starred in “Cowboy and the Senorita,” at the Strand Theatre.

70 Years Ago: 1954

Services were held for Fred Swanagan. • Mrs. W.D. Starness was a patient at Mercy Hospital. • Ida Lupino starred in “Jennifer” at the Joy Theater.

60 Years Ago: 1964

Dave Kennedy died. • Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt were vacationing in Miami and Nassau. • Mrs. D.H. Williams died.

50 Years Ago: 1974

The Randall family held a dinner and reunion at the Holiday Inn. • The Mississippi River fell four feet. • Pamela Janette Scott was in the fifth annual Little Miss Pageant, which was held in Jackson. • Luther Warnock was reappointed to the City Park Commission.

40 Years Ago: 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Moore celebrated their 50th anniversary. • John Robert Reeder III celebrated his first birthday. • William Howard McCaleb, of Port Gibson, died.

30 Years Ago: 1994

Miss Vicksburg Angela Whatley won swimsuit and Miss Mississippi State Kari Ann Litton won talent in the third preliminary of the Miss Mississippi Pageant. 

20 Years Ago: 2004

Work was delayed at Clear Creek due to a week of heavy rain in the Warren County area.

10 Years Ago: 2014

Motorcycle units were an asset to the Vicksburg Police Department.  • Jamarian Caston was working to be the top recruit in football.