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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AYX_pascagoula-river-basin-ecosystem_Pascagoula-MS.html
The Pascagoula River basin is the largest and last unimpeded river system in the lower 48 states. The basin is approximately 64 miles long and 84 miles wide with 16,045 miles of rivers and streams. The Pascagoula River is the lifeblood of …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AYW_marshall-park_Ocean-Springs-MS.html
Marshall Park serves as a charming, picturesque oasis of shade and serenity welcoming you to the main streets of historic Ocean Springs. Planning for the Park began in 1911 as a project of the Ocean Springs Civic Federation. Charles Marshall, Supe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AVE_the-round-island-affair-1849_Pascagoula-MS.html
Round Island is easily seen three miles south of the Pascagoula River entrance. In the summer of 1849 it was the site of an event which drew attendance by soldiers of fortune from all over the South and required intervention by the President of th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AVD_running-the-blockade-ss-fanny-fox_Pascagoula-MS.html
During the American Civil War the Union forces' grand strategy, the Anaconda Plan, was to encircle and then strangle the Southern States into submission. Confederate response included the use of blockade runners that dashed through the naval block…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AVB_william-faulkner-pascagoula-novelist_Pascagoula-MS.html
William Faulkner (1897-1962) is considered one of the great Southern writers. Faulkner is traditionally associated with northern Mississippi. For much of his life, Oxford, Mississippi was his home, and many of his stories were set in his fictional…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AU6_the-first-raid-from-the-sea-july-1862_Pascagoula-MS.html
On July 18, the USS Grey Cloud and USS New London turned at Round Island and headed directly toward the large hotel at Pascagoula announcing their arrival by firing two shells over the hotel scattering the civilian population. Both steamers had b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ATG_dejean-house_Pascagoula-MS.html
Built in 1906 by Ambrose Linder for Valsin Pierre DeJean and his new wife, May Mundy, the DeJean house is one of the few remaining Queen Anne cottages in Pascagoula. The home features the original cast iron fence and many original interior feature…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ATF_orange-avenue-historic-district_Pascagoula-MS.html
The Orange Avenue Historic District includes nineteen architecturally significant structures on Orange and Live Oak Avenues and Frederic and Magnolia Streets. Five of the homes in the area are independently listed in the National Register of Histo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ATE_dr-joseph-a-tabor-house_Pascagoula-MS.html
Built in 1905 by Dr. Joseph A. Tabor, this home is Pascagoula's finest example of a Dutch Colonial Revival Residence, a rare architectural style in South Mississippi. Dr. Tabor was born in Chicago in 1870 and relocated to New Orleans where he g…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ATD_captain-h-h-colle-house_Pascagoula-MS.html
The Captain H.H. Colle House is a center-hall style cottage. It dates from 1880 making it one of the oldest surviving structures from old Scranton (Pascagoula). Typical of home construction of this time period, the walls are horizontal wood boards…
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