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Janice Mitchell

Quilter Janice Mitchell was born in Texas, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In junior high and high school, she took home economic courses where she was taught to sew clothes. She loved the possibilities of creating and decorating with fabrics far beyond dressmaking. In 1988 she moved to Mississippi to attend college and […]

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Larry Armstrong

Born on a small Tennessee farm in 1923, Larry Armstrong soon looked for a way to get out from behind his father’s mule and embarked on a life that has taken him all over the world. His experiences included running off to join the circus at a young age, spending time on the southern railroads

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Sparta Opry

For nearly 20 years folks looking for good music and good food have gravitated towards Sparta, a small town in Chickasaw County in north-central Mississippi. In the early 1990s, a small group of men met in an abandoned house to play music. Now known as the Sparta Opry, with a nod towards country music variety

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Sebastopol Opry

The Sebastopol Opry is a locally produced, bimonthly country and bluegrass show. It is presented on the second and fourth Friday of each month in a building in “downtown” Sebastopol (a town of 200 in far northeastern Scott County) and is managed by Joe and Brenda Fairchild. The show is very informal, primarily featuring musicians

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Blessing of the Fleet

The seafood industry helped to establish Biloxi. While the area was first settled by the French in the early 18th century, Biloxi was primarily a quiet resort community until the late 1800s when several local businessmen opened seafood canning plants. The industry developed during this time due to the establishment of a railroad link to

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