Features: History

Touchdown, State! Remembering Shorty Mac

Before Dak Prescott, MSU had 1944 Heisman front-runner bragging rights in Thomas “Shorty” McWilliams, a four-time All-SEC selection known as one of the greatest backs in Mississippi State football history. In a Delta Magazine exclusive, Mississippi’s longtime sports writer Rick Cleveland, executive director of the …
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The Baby Doll House Reborn

Having survived war, natural disasters and neglect, Bolivar’s County last antebellum home, forever famous as the set of the 1956 film, “Baby Doll,” has alas been beautifully restored, ready for its next act
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Keen-Eyed Cohn

Nobody knew the Delta more intimately than David L. Cohn, or did a better job of recounting its stories and explaining its uniqueness. William Faulkner quoted him and President Johnson preached “Cohn-isms.” Largely unappreciated then and now, he had a keen eye not just for society and culture in the Mississippi Delta, but for the whole world
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Blaze of Glory: Memories of Old Main

Tales of the legendary Old Main Dormitory on the Mississippi State University campus upon the 50th anniversary of its ultimate demise by Mark H. Stowers A late night crammed with studying for finals had mostly come to an end. The …
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