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Mounds, Schools, And Churches

Monday, January 23, 2012

On the way to Starkville last year, we found this marker (below, left) for an Indian mound close by the Tibbee Creek.  My WPA book says that the site is where 'Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes once fought a great battle...and that after the battle, each buried its dead in a separate mound' -- the state historic marker very near there reads, 'Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound, Constructed ca. 100BC-AD400 for the burial of high-status members of an unknown local tribal group.  An associated village site lies across the highway to the southwest.'

The Chickasaw mound is visible in the pic below-right, behind the marker:
Indian Mound, Tibbee MS

Next, in Brooksville we found this abandoned school -- the curved lines in the front along with the glass bricks suggest it may have been built in the '30s:
Brooksville, Mississippi

Brooksville, Mississippi

Brooksville, Mississippi

Brooksville, Mississippi

These pretty churches were also in Brooksville:
Brooksville, Mississippi

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Flickr has lots of great abandoned building groups; I really like the European ones -- especially this one, with pics like this.

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