Tag: Mississippi


Do you know what famous person was born on this day and died around the times Halley’s Comet was closest to the earth?

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in the city of Florida, Missouri, on November 30, 1835, two weeks after the closest approach to Earth of Halley’s Comet. He died April 21, 1910, one day after the comet’s closest approach to Earth. He was the son of Jane ( Lampton: 1803–1890), a native of Kentucky, and John Marshall Clemens […]


[vintage pictures] Can you imagine sending your eight-year old child to a cannery factory like this instead of school each morning?

These photographs below of young workers from the 1915s include names of children from New York, Mississippi and Maine who worked in the cannery industry. Canning was once an industry that hired young workers in America as seen by the following photographs. Instead of attending school, children were often forced to work by their parents […]