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Acting Vicksburg park supt coming from Lincoln Birthplace

VICKSBURG — The superintendent of a national park in Kentucky is coming to Vicksburg as acting superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Bill Justice’s appointment begins Feb. 8. He’s currently superintendent of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hogenville, Kentucky. This won’t be his first time working for the National Park Service in Mississippi. ...

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History by candlelight

An event next month will offer “ghosts” from the past and a unique view of one of the most important historical places in the state. Vicksburg National Military Park will hold its Shadows of the Past candlelight walking tour on April 12. The tour covers about a mile long stretch road around the former visitor center on Pemberton Avenue near ...

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Winschel retiring from Vicksburg National Military Park

VICKSBURG — Terry Winschel came to Vicksburg for a job and says he found a home. Winschel was a 22-year-old seasonal ranger just a few months out of college when he reported to the Vicksburg National Military Park in 1977. This week he will retire, after 35 years in federal service, most of it spent at the VNMP, where he ...

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American Queen to dock in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — For the first time in three years, the sounds of an authentic Mississippi River steamboat calliope will be heard when the American Queen docks at City Front in Vicksburg. The Queen was to arrive at 8 a.m. Tuesday and dock until 4 p.m. on its maiden journey since being acquired last year by Great American Steamboat Company of ...

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