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April 13, 1973     The Woodville Republican
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April 13, 1973

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.Each spring .the nation's,is turn Southward toward Mi'sissippi just as regulmrly as the swallows return to Capis- Crano. The SouChwar.d trek of tourists coincides with the irre- pressl'ble burst of Lsprtngime in Dixie, ,where azaleas and camell.ias challenge hyacinths and jonquils for first place in garden beauty. One of Mississippi's many plcttreuque areas is popular southwest Mississippi--an .area offering the springtime wan- derer a wide variety of fun] and :frolic. I Driving southwesterly from Jackson, torlsts will enjoy the ,pleasant surroundlngs of one of ,the nation's most popular park- w, ays, the history-laden Natchez :, 2race. (,: Rocky Springs Campground : There i a beautiful camp- ground at Rocky Spring, s, re,a- : Curirg paved :trailer areas, n,t ites, picnic 'tables ad fire- places with grills. Nearby there 15-f,oot waerfall. A dorne " Progress'Report some of them open o the public ! ........ ,. - ., . , oi wooflville, laKe Mary aria year round. During at.cnez IEagle Lake, just north of Vicks-1 annual pilgrimage proIesson]!burg ' are both oxbow lakes of guide tour visiLol rrougn u . .: ; ,, , ...... . .| From ][____L|| , of tile world's most .......... enchanting ..... -.3 : .... .... anti cra'io }. homes .and garcons osaiie ]s .. " " -"  " . ] shermen a two of the bcsl n ]the state headquarters of the ..... Mississippi A & I Board ' I DAR. One of the oldest at- " . [tractions is Connelly's Tavern, Vmkburg s an:ther t,,mrst n,,,- ................. in favorite in southwest Mississip- wiCh mammoth pines, and oaks, ,mint  " " ,condition. Lon=wood, al- pi. Located alon, the banks, of,, the campground is truly one of ihn,,c h ov,r ,n*nltor]  a Old Man l:lVel , VlekSbuLg the most popular in the South. Ircmnder-of'the'-ay,s ' when boas}s .one o{ the. wo!'ld'.s best Near For ls.3n is ne uins Natchez had more millionaires marKea oa;eIeo w.n more of Windsor, . 22 gothic columns I t.h,. ,,, "''" ,+t-er, ,-it" in' thel 2C00, monumcnt and standing in, stately splendor, lnation Imarkcrs to point out the loca- Here a five-story home with " ,,Itions .of various Civil War units. ' "Natchez Under the Hill 'cks an observa.tory on top was .... ' . .[At the entrance to the V. - d,estroved by fire in 1890 The gves ne visitor an kle.a z/ burg N a,tional Military Park[ . .... " . what the riverbank settlement is  hihl- acclaimed museum I ruins were ne sebmg ir ........ ' a o y . ' . scenes in the movie, "Raintree oelow me town muse nave peon The Spr, a:gue the biggest I .n " Cou try. Port Gibson boasts palatial anCebell,um homes, the Presby- terian Church with the giant hand poiing ,toward heaven, sever, al excellent,r fishing lakes and Grand Gulf State Park, complete with a historical museum. On the 12-mile seeion of the lower Natchez Tr,ace iLs Mr. Locust, the oldest inn. along the 450-mile Trace. Just off the maln highway is the third larges Indian mound in the United States--Emerald Mound, the size of ,three football fields. tlistoric Natchez :Where the Old South still lives, Natchez has more bh,an 10O antebellum mans,ions with American Oil Company (General Gas) P. O. Box H Liberty, Miss. 39645 SYLVESTER DUNBAR Route Salesman Phones-- Business: Home: 657-219], Liberty 888-4403, Woodville After April 1, call the above phone numbers for your gas needs and mail payments to the address listed above. like in the lawless, ,boi.sterous steamboat days. This was the era that brought J, im Bowie and his knife to this. brawling port Just outside N, atchez is Was.h- ington, Mississippi's .first capital city and the home of the mos.s- draped Aaron Burr Oaks, where he wa tried for treason. Jef- ferson Mil,itary College, now being ,restored, by the State Department of Archives and History, is a tourist favorite. Tourbc,ts stand in awe w.hen they travel further South $o Wocdville, the home of majestic s.ternwheelcr ever to churn the i Misissippi, is permanently I docked at Vicksburg and open I to the public, is the world's Experiment Station. al,o open to the public is the world's large mo2d--that of mean- doting Mississ.ppi River. Spread out over 210 acres is the com- plete river basin in miniature. Army enginec:'s here run water through he scale model and siraulate floods in order to pre- dict flood stages during emer- gend, es. Other tourist delights in tout hwest 'Mississippi may be live oak;s, p,altial m,anslions, found in Rtymond, Fayotte and the state's oldest newspaper Ft. Adams. Southwest Miis- and the world's oldest ,, ,,  ....  ..... m ...... office ounmng  PaUlS ]P s ' ' .-!escape into the romantic past, I copal Church, built in 1824 s ' , JaR educational delight .and al the oldest Episcopal Church ' n ' hh ' " ]portsmans challe go, but t west of the Alleghany Moun -Iparticular area cf the state rains WoodvilleBaptist Church, a I most assuredly represents built in 18{)9, is the oldest flpleasant vacation for all iCs denomination in .the :state. NOTICE The Woodville Methodist Chore,h, constructed in 1824, is ;lhe oldest Method,ist Churc'h in Mississippi. The Jeffer,on Davis Oak, located on the southwest corner of .the Courthouse Square and n, amed for the President of the Confederacy, st.ands as ,a living .mtnument o Jefferson Iavis. whose childhood was spent at Woodville. Rosemont Plantation Rase,mont, constructed with slave labor in 1810. was Davis' boyhood home. Open to he public, losemon is now a a popular 'historical house m u s e um. The picturesque acreage of the criginal ,pl, an- Cation is still .part of today's Rosemon property Unprecedented fis,hing is west to Patrons of Williams & Williams Funeral Home and Policy Holders of Standard Burial Association Contrary to recent Rumors, we are not going out of business. We are looking forward to our 40th anniversary in 1974. signed Mrs. Hattie Hull: Woodville "Branch Manager .. .Iii ........... [i Clifford Robinson: President' , The modern age of concrete buildings and busy time sched- ules is probably responsible for \\; W00dvill00, MEs0000;pp-1 Friday, April 13, 1973 Westside Heights Now Boasts 24 New Homes the increased popularity of this area. Highlighting "easy living" and "nature's wonders" southwest Mississipp is an escape from t,he ordinary whether the fun be fishing, camping, hiking, sightseeing cr wlmtever. by Bill Catchings, Jr., The new housing project going up west of ,town on Highway 24 should, in a few years, r,a,,e the living sta,ndard of many of bhe families in the Woodville area. Westside Heights is the new subdivision ha will evenCually contain 90 homes. At present, 24 of the new homes have been completed, and two more homes are presently under construc- tion by the builder, C. M. Mangum Lumber and Construc- tion Company, who is also %he builder of Goldsberry Home& All streets in the new sub- division will be paved, curbed and guttered The Neighborhood Favility joins the project on the north and in the fu,ture Chore will be streets leading directly ra Wilkinson County "I'raining , School. A playground and ar l eight- acre sewage treatmen,t lagoon are also included in the plans -, The homes themselves are brick veneer and come com- pletely finished inside. All city utilities are supplied and some I hcme may be equipped with l appliancts on he new owner's I request. The sta'ndard .homes lure three bedroom with a car- I port. Some of the houses built on the same design are offere:l as four bdroom homes with=out a carport, for $1,0.0,) ectra, and la four bedroom with a carport i for $2,500 additional. The stand- ard lot a'nd .house sell for $13,800. Standard lot size is 10O x 125 feet with some of .the o,ls presently .as big a, 163 x 125 feet The buyer, of course, may choose any style home from any plan The p,robable dte of comple- tion is set for 1976. Anyone in- crested in one of the homes should contact lhe office, lo- cated in the subdivision. All ,homes are being financed through the Farmers Home Ad- mihistraion. Land like ths is an opportunity--it could be- come a farm, a home for a family, or even a location for a new industry But none of these things could happen without your Electric Power Association We're the people who bring electricity to folks and places who otherwise wouldn't have electrical service. We help to- day's modern farms run efficiently, provide electric comfoffs and conveniences for homes, and supply dependable electric power for new industries in rural areas. Your Electric Power Association helps you live better--and we're helping Mississippi grow. SOUTHWEST ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION i