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More Indian Mounds

Friday, November 11, 2005

More Indian Mounds!

This one is Barbee Cemetery, in Coahoma County, on Highway 61:
Barbee Cemetery on Indian Mound,Coahoma County MS

This is the Leatherman Home in Commerce (when you take the road to the Hollywood Casino and Sam's Town off Hwy 61, this is on the righthand side of the road. I bet people pass this all the time and have no idea!) which is situated on the side of a mound:
Indian Mound, Commerce MS
My WPA book says that this was a plantation with the big house built on the slope of an Indian mound. The land was bought from the Chickasaw, and the builder of the house was unwilling to desecrate a mound 'full of the dead.' The legend is that Hernando De Soto had his first look at the Mississippi River from atop this mound in 1541. You can't see the river from here now because of the trees and the levee.

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