by William H. Kelly III
The sound of gunshots echoed through the air, which put the Thompson Tank in familiar territory. The "tank" now sits in the parking lot of the Jackson Police Department's firing range off McDowell Road, hiding its existence and its many secrets from the city and the world.
by Amber Helsel
Long before cars and busses became an accessible form of transportation for cities such as Jackson, people travelled by methods such as street cars.
by Katie Gill
The story of one of the nation's largest hydraulic Mississippi River Basin Models starts after the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which killed more than 500 people and displaced several-hundred thousand more. A year later, the government passed the Flood Control Act of 1928, tasking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with studying the river and possibly altering it with locks and levees. An impressive item to come out of the Army Corps of Engineers' study is the Mississippi River Basin Model, located in Buddy Butts Park off McRaven Road near Clinton
Those who have been here for a while may recall seeing catfish climbing a pole while sporting a hard hat, or even impersonating Elvis a few years back. These colorful fish decorated the streets of downtown for a short time, but they remain a treasured part of Jackson's artistic past.
by Amber Helsel
Some people may know the name Rudolph "Cotton" Baronich well. He was a mixologist who worked for years in places such as the Edison Wathall Hotel, George Street Grocery (now Ole Tavern on George Street) and Hal & Mal's. But others may also remember him from his days bartending at the Sun-n-Sand Hotel.
He got his start in the club business in 1955 and went to the Sun-n-Sand in 1970, creating cocktails for legislators and others who populated the hotel. These days, the 86-year-old (he'll be 87 on Dec. 1) doesn't mix drinks, but he still remembers his time at the Sun-n-Sand.
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