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A new book featuring images from the past and some of the history of Marion County, Mississippi has been recently released thanks to the efforts of the Marion County Historical Society. The soft cover book, published by Arcadia Publishing, has 127 pages and is divided into sections covering the history of Marion County including agriculture, education and worship, events and gatherings, industry, logging and railroads, Columbia, citizens of the past, Main Street, photos of homes in the area and natural disasters. It is available through local retailers including Dutharene's, Cook & Fortenberry, Shepard's Pharmacy, The Round Table, and Main Street Gifts. The purchase price listed on the book is $21.99 + tax.
I purchased my copy a couple of days ago and I've enjoyed browsing through the old photos of our area and reading up on its history. A couple of my ancestors, Nathan Lott and Henry H. Johnson, are among many pioneers from the area featured in the book.