Scenic USA - Mississippi
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka
It was springtime in Columbus, the Civil War was finally over, and the season of renewal offered a time to heal. Here in Mississippi, the first signs of spring issued a promise that the drab winter grays were over. Flowering trees and shrubs would give way to the pleasant greens of summer. Armed with hope, the ladies of Columbus gathered bouquets and created garlands for both Union and Confederate graves. On April 26, 1866, the beginnings of Memorial Day took root.
The Blue and the Gray
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