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Old 11-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #364
LONG DONGER
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Location: Northwest Ozarkistan
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Windsor Ruins, MS

Exit Natchez Trace Parkway at MM 30, on MS 552 (I think)....go past Alcorn State and watch for the sign. This was so far back in the boonies I don't think they even knew how to play banjos..... the road coming out into Port Gibson had vines hanging down, a good ride!!!

The sign is hard to read, but essentially a plantation owner (21,000 acres!) built the house (McMansion?) in 1861 right before the war broke out, died a couple of weeks later. The wife and kids lived there during the war, but lost everything in the re-construction era. The house burnt down in 1871. No existing pictures but someone discovered a drawing by one of Grant's Union soldiers...



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