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Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA - Standard Live Insurance Company Building
Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA
Standard Live Insurance Company Building
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Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA - Capitol Street Looking East, Jackson, Miss.
Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA
Capitol Street Looking East, Jackson, Miss.
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Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA - The Walthall Hotel
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Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA
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1822 - Mississippi State capital moved to Jackson
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1863-64 - Jackson in the U.S. Civil War
1863-05-14 - American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, MS takes place.
1863-07-05 - Battle of Jackson, MS & Battle of Birdsong Ferry, MS
1863-07-10 - Battle of Jackson, MS - captured by federals
1864-02-05 - Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi
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News 1869 - Two citizens of Jackson, Miss., went out fishing, got fifty miles away from home, and out of money, and finally, as a last resort, went to the Sheriff of the county,
told him they were escaped convicts from the Jackson Penitentiary, gave themselves up, and were taken home without the expenditure of a cent. The Sheriff's feelings, on realizing the joke, may be imagined.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 3, 1869

News 1885 - WENT THROUGH THE BRIDGE. A TRAIN WRECKED AND MANY PERSONS KILLED AND INJURED.
Jackson, Miss., Aug 27. - The following particulars were received here to-day of a frightful accident on the narrow gauge known at the Little J., which runs from Natchez to Jackson:

The mail and passenger express which left Jackson at 6:30 A.M. went through the bridge over the Pierre Bayou, which is 38 miles east of Natchez. The bridge gave way as the passenger train was on it, and the engine dropped to the bottom of the bayou, a distance of 60 feet. The mail, express, and smoking car were pi... Read MORE...

News 1902 - FIRE IN AN ASYLUM. THE DEED OF A LUNATIC IMPERILS OVER SIX HUNDRED LIVES.
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 16. - The four-story main building of the State Asylum for the Insane was set on fire about 5 o'clock this morning by J. D. BROWN, an inmate of the institution. BROWN had recently escaped and was only returned yesterday. He stated to his attendants that it would be all the worse for him and them if he was again confined. His threat was soon put into execution, and he himself, unable to escape from the building, was burned to death, a victim of his insane deed.
There were 60... Read MORE...

1903 - New capitol building dedicated in Jackson
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News 1913 - TRAPPED BY FLAMES 35 PERISH. NEGRO CONVICTS BURNED TO DEATH IN FIRE AT THE OAKLEY CONVICT FARM. RESCUERS DRIVEN BACK. BY INTENSE HEAT AS THEY ATTEMPTED TO LIBERATE THE FRANTIC MEN - HAD NO FIRE-FIGHTING APPARATUS ON HAND.
(Associated Press Telegram)
Jackson, Miss., July 22. - Trapped by flames in the second floor in an antiquated convict cage, 35 negro prisoners were burned to death at the Oakley convict farm, 20 miles from here last night.

The flames rapidly ate away the only stairway leading to the second floor. The prisoners frantically tore at the heavy bars that covered the jail windows but to no avail. Their screams brought guards and other prison attaches but the flames drove back members of the rescue... Read MORE...

1916
Jackson, a city, the capital of Mississippi, and a county-seat of Hinds co., on the Pearl River, 180 miles N. of New Orleans and 45 miles E. of Vicksburg, on the Illinois Central and other railroads. It contains the state- house, a government building, state library (about 90,000 volumes), lunatic asylum, institutions for the blind, the deaf, and the dumb, Jackson and Millsaps Colleges, Belhaven College for Young Ladies, the James Observatory, etc., iron-foundries, sash-, door- and blind-factori... Read MORE...


1961 - May 24 - 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi
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News 1966 - TWISTER HITS KILLS 58
JACKSON, Miss. (UPI) - Police and volunteers began a sweep of devastated areas of central Mississippi at first light today in a search for more victims of tornadoes that killed at least 58 persons and injured 450 others in Mississippi and Alabama.

Authorities feared the toll would rise as searchers moved across rural lands where many farmhouses were flattened by the awesome storms which also spawned flash floods in portions of Alabama and Georgia.

Additional state troopers were dispatched ... Read MORE...



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male James Shannon (Feb 15 1886, , Vermont, USA - 1971, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA)
 


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