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WPA History of Pontotoc County, Mississippi

CONTENTS

  • Foreword by Susie V. Powell, State Director (not transcribed)
  • Genesis of County Government by Lucy Somerville Howorth (not transcribed)
  • Introduction by R. T. Winston (not transcribed)
    1. Chapter I: FORMATION
      1. Historical Background
      2. Shape, Size, and Boundaries
      3. Population
      4. Physiognomy
      5. Significance Of Name
      6. County Seat
      7. Early Settlements:
      8. Old Landmarks:
      9. Interviews:
      10. Chapter I References and Bibliography
    2. Chapter II: TOPOGRAPHY
      1. Watersheds
      2. Soil Types
      3. Elevation
      4. Water Supply
      5. References and Bibliography
    3. Chapter III: SOILS AND MINERALS
      1. Types and Characteristics
      2. Flatwoods Area
      3. Productivity
      4. Soil Series
      5. Non-Metallic Minerals
      6. Clays, Bauxites
      7. Physiographic Regions
      8. Ores in County
      9. Rock Quarry
      10. Water Supply
      11. References and Bibliography
    4. Chapter IV: FLORA
      1. Economic Value of Forests
      2. Historic Trees
      3. Freak and Unusual Trees
      4. Fruit Bearing Trees
      5. Flowering Trees
      6. Forest Trees
      7. Flowers
      8. Chapter IV References
    5. Chapter V: INDIANS
      1. A Legend of Pontotoc
      2. Tribes
      3. Customs and Characteristics
      4. Prominent Indians of the Past
      5. Christianity for the Indians
      6. Mounds
      7. Indian Landmarks
      8. Distinguished Pontotoc Indians
      9. Chapter V References
    6. Chapter VI: ANTEBELLUM DAYS
      1. Homes on the Indian Trail:
      2. Pioneer Homes:
        • Ridgeway
        • I. P. Carr
        • Captain J. D. Fontaine
        • Colonel Charles B. Mitchell
        • Stony Lonesome
        • Lochinvar
        • Wilson
        • Boxwood Place
        • Lockhart
        • Mrs. Mary Clarke
        • Jeremiah Stegall
        • J. P. Jones
        • Thomason
        • Starke
        • Williams
        • J. A. Ware
        • Edmondson
        • Roselba
        • Longest
      3. Antiques and Relics
      4. Sketches of Antebellum Characters and Incidents
      5. Reminiscences:
        • Jesse Henderson
        • Fount Pitts
        • Merriman Herndon
        • Sam Bradford
        • Sue Souter
        • Mrs. T. A. Isaac
        • The Anderson Family
        • Articles from the "Examiner"


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