James McDowell was a despicable, ornery, mean, tough as nails man as you’ll ever meet. Those are most likely his good traits. He was also a thief and had been most of his 65 years of life in Lincoln County. Jacob Dinkins knew taking out James McDowell was not going to be an easy feat. Continue reading “Tough Times in Lincoln County – Part III”
As the Great Depressions continued to tighten it’s grip on the nation and especially in Lincoln County, Mississippi, the pressure on men to provide for their families increased. In 1931, residents of Lincoln County were begging, pleading to their state government for help. There was nothing forthcoming as state treasuries nationwide were depleted to theContinue reading “Tough Times in Lincoln County – Part II”
In 1931, it was the heart of the Great Depression in Lincoln County, Mississippi. Unemployment was at an all-time high of 16% in the USA and Congress had shown no inclination to pass legislation to help the nation recover. This economic downturn had no equal in the history of our nation. In Lincoln County, MississippiContinue reading “Tough Times in Lincoln County – Part I”
Back in 1980, I was a claims adjuster for a major insurance company. My job took me all over the southeast. Thusly, I was on the road quite often. Of course, being on the road so much, I eventually had problems. One such problem occurred on my way to a home in a little placeContinue reading “The 1932 Twister In McComb”
I hope you have enjoyed the Woolmarket series. What the Woolmarket series entailed was the time we lived in a place called Woolmarket, Mississippi. It is just north of Biloxi. Back in the late 50s, when we lived there, it was just a few houses, a general store and a meat market.