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Clinton, Mississippi, is the home of Mississippi College, the state's oldest existing institution of higher learning. Clinton produced statesmen such as Walter Leake, writers and artists such as Barry Hannah and Wyatt Waters, and modern celebrities such as Lance Bass and Mandy Ashford. Today Clinton serves as a bedroom community for Jackson. Clinton began as the Mount Dexter trading post on the Old Natchez Trace. The town was founded as Mount Salus in 1823 by Walter Leake, one of Mississippi's first U.S. senators and the third governor. Six years later, Clinton fell one vote short of becoming the state capital. Through antebellum prosperity, occupation by Union troops, rebirth as a college community, and growth into a postwar suburban center, Clinton and its people have been marked by independence. This pictorial history is a chronicle of Clinton's most indelible individuals, families, and institutions.
ISBN: 9780738543543
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Mississippi
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Chad Chisholm graduated from Clinton High School and earned degrees from Ole Miss and Clemson University. He teaches English at Rust College. Chisholm has published poetry in publications such as the South Carolina Review and Connecticut Review and has written articles on literature, writing, education, history, and social issues. This pictorial history on his hometown is his first book.
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