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TRAVELOGUE: A Jam-Packed Day in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburg National Military Park by Brett Gover It’s 8:30 a.m. and I’m sitting in the pleasant, window-lined breakfast room of Anchuca, a...

Port Gibson, Mississippi: Spared During the Civil War, but Threatened Again

First Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson, Mississippi by Brett Gover When I was a teenager, my family passed through Port Gibson once...

TRAVELOGUE: A Visit to a Vanished Town in Mississippi

Grand Gulf Military Monument Park by Brett Gover I’m standing near the bank of the Mississippi River about 10 miles west of...

Ghostly Ruins in a Mississippi Forest

Ruins of Windsor by Brett Gover A light drizzle suddenly turned into a downpour, and I took shelter beneath an ancient oak...

The Frog Farm of Harriston, Mississippi

Today I lingered in Natchez longer than I had intended. It was midday before I said goodbye to that lovely and fascinating...

Watching Birds and Alligators in the Mississippi Bottomlands

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge by Brett Gover Today dawned wet and gloomy. The weather forecast called for showers and thunderstorms...

Kudzu Campus – A Scene From Mississippi

Kudzu by Brett Gover Prior to this road trip, I hadn’t traveled in Mississippi in years, and I had almost forgotten about...

Tastes of Natchez, Mississippi

Waitress Sara Phillips serves up baskets of tamales at Fat Mama’s in Natchez by Brett Gover When I think of Southern food,...

TRAVELOGUE: Following the Natchez Trace in Mississippi

Natchez Trace Parkway photos by Brett Gover The Natchez Trace Parkway runs from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee—a distance of 440 miles....