Lauderdale County, Mississippi: A Brief History

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Originally home to the native Choctaw tribe, Lauderdale County was settled and established in 1833 at a prime spot on the eastern border of the Magnolia state. The county flourished as a vital and vibrant hub of railroad commerce until the Civil War brought destruction and devastation. But its resilient citizens rose from the ashes and soon an area once ravaged by war became a home for industry and innovators. Join author and Meridian local Richelle Putnam as she provides the first-ever history of Lauderdale County, from founding to present, recounting the people and events that helped shaped the community into the beloved home it is today.
ISBN: 9781609490218
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Mississippi
Series: Brief History
Images: 66
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Richelle Putnam is the special features director for Southern Writers Magazine, a freelance journalist and local historian based in Meridian, Mississippi. She is a Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Literary and Teaching Artist and member of the Mississippi Alliance for Arts in Education and National Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) among other arts organizations. John Aycock is an Army veteran and illustrator. Growing up in Mississippi, John won art awards in school and from the Meridian Museum of Art. After serving in the infantry for over six years deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, John returned to the United States to start a family, finish his college education and focus on his art.
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