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History of Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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  • 1822 - Mississippi State capital moved to Jackson

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm

  • 1854 - Jackson
    Jackson, a thriving town of Hinds co., and capital of the state of Mississippi, is situated on the right bank of Pearl river, and on the Vicksburg...Read MORE...


  • 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,...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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.,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Jackson
    Jackson, a city of Mississippi, the capital of the state, is in Hinds co., on the W. bank of the Pearl River, 183 miles N. of New Orleans, 45 miles...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....Read MORE...


  • 1903 - New capitol building dedicated in Jackson

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm

  • Jackson, Mississippi, USA
    Standard Live Insurance Company Building
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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...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...Read MORE...


  • Jackson, Mississippi, USA
    Capitol Street Looking East, Jackson, Miss.
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Mississippi, USA
    The Walthall Hotel
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  • 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...Read MORE...




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Capitol Street Looking East, Jackson, Miss.
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The Walthall Hotel
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History and News of Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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  • 1822 - Mississippi State capital moved to Jackson

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm
  • 1854 - Jackson
    Jackson, a thriving town of Hinds co., and capital of the state of Mississippi, is situated on the right bank of Pearl river, and on the Vicksburg... Read MORE...

  • 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,... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 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.,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Jackson
    Jackson, a city of Mississippi, the capital of the state, is in Hinds co., on the W. bank of the Pearl River, 183 miles N. of New Orleans, 45 miles... 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.... Read MORE...

  • 1903 - New capitol building dedicated in Jackson

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm
  • 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • 1961 - May 24 - 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi

    historyorb.com
  • 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... Read MORE...

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