The Tupelo Area

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Pre-Mississippi History

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The Miller Culture 

The Chickasaw Nation

The Natchez Trace

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Austin’s on Main (Pontotoc)

Butcher Block (Pontotoc)

Saxon’s Drive In (Houston)

Things to See and Do

Bynum Mounds (Natchez Trace)

Trace State Park (Natchez Trace)

Witch Dancing Trails (Natchez Trace)

Local Info and History 

Chickasaw: est. 1836, pop. 17,392

Pontotoc: est. 1836; pop. 29,957

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Algoma: pop. 590

Ecru: pop. 895

Houston: (CS) pop. 3,623

New Houlka: pop. 626

Okolona: (CS) pop. 2,692

Pontotoc: (CS) pop. 5,625

Sherman: pop. 650

Thaxton: pop. 643

Toccopola: pop. 246

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The Blue Parrot (Fulton)

Comer’s Restaurant (Mantachie)

Homer’s BBQ (Fulton)

Things to See or Do

Odd Fellows Cemetery (Fulton)

Tom Otterness Play Park (Fulton)

Local Info and History 

Itawamba: est. 1836, pop. 23,401

Monroe: est. 1821, pop. 36,989

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Aberdeen: (CS) pop. 5,612

Amory: pop. 7316

Fulton: (CS) pop. 3,882

Mantachie: pop. 1,144

Tremont: pop. 390

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Blue Canoe (Tupelo)

Kermit‘s Outlaw Kitchen (Tupelo)

Johnnie’s Drive In (Tupelo)

Things to See and Do

Elvis Birthplace Museum (Tupelo)

Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo (Tupelo)

Tupelo Veterans Museum (Tupelo)

Local Info and Histories

Lee: est. 1866, pop 82,910

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Baldwyn: pop. 3,297

Saltillo: pop. 4,752

Tupelo: (CS) pop. 34,546 

Verona: pop. 3,007

A Short Piece on Tupelo

Antoine the Friendly Ghost

Elvis Leaving Tupelo

Elvis: ”Becoming”

Some Earlier Elvis Performances

Tupelo Veterans Park