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    • Oral history with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 15, 1978 with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece. Minniece was born in Meridian, Mississippi on October 9, 1912. He received a BA degree from the University of Texas in 1933 and a law degree from the University of...
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    • Carver/Peterman House; Undated

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Carver/Peterman House. Caption included reads “The last of Old Gainesville. Home built in 1865 by the Carver family and later owned by J. H. Peterman. It was located on the Lower Gainesville...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Howard Dudley Long

    • Oral history.; Howard Dudley (Blue) Long was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on October 18, 1927. As a child, Mr. Long canvassed for votes with his father, the chancery clerk, and he heard many political speeches, including some made by Theodore...
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    • Oral history with Charles Griffin

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 18, 1980 with Charles Hudson Griffin (born 1926). Griffin served in the office of U. S. Congressman John Bell Williams until 1968 when he campaigned for the position himself. He served three terms...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Irene (Ponder) Napier

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 2, 1981 with Mrs. Irene Napier at her home in Mount Olive, Mississippi. Napier was born on December 21, 1917 at Mount Olive in Covington, Mississippi. After having studied two years at Jones County...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Sam Spinks

    • Oral history.; Dr. Sam Spinks was born on March 19, 1921, in Henleyfield, Mississippi. Dr. Spinks attended Henleyfield High School, Pearl River Junior College, The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of Florida. He served in the...
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    • Steam Saw Mill; 1921

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a sawmill building with lumber extending outward. Caption says: “Last steam saw mill at Gainesville. Mill owned by Oscar Dean. Picture Taken in 1921. Near present boat house south of the Rouchon...
    • 1921
    • Cora “Aunt Blue” Davis Portrait; Undated

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Cora “Aunt Blue” Davis. Caption on the back describes her history in Picayune. Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "Mrs. Cora Davis, widely known as...
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    • Charcoal Kiln; 1912

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a charcoal kiln burned at Gainesville in 1912. Charcoal was shipped to New Orleans by schooner to a wood yard by Oscar Dean. Two men holding shovels standing in front of a kiln. Photograph can be...
    • 1910; 1911; 1912; 1913; 1914
    • Cora Davis Family Home; Undated

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of seven women and five children standing outside a house on the porch where multiple plants are growing in pots. Found in the book Next Door to Heaven with the caption, “Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cora...
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    • Blue Goose Floating Saloon; 1907

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph taken from a sandy shore with several logs and two buildings floating on the river with woods on the opposite shore. Caption on the back reads: “2-Story ‘Blue Goose’ Floating Saloon on the Pearl...
    • 1907

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