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Our town has been styled a "one-horse town," yet we can boast of more cattle, hogs and dogs than one which would represent a whole team. It is amusing to see the ladies as they shy off from one side to the other of a street to avoid the cows which may be seen in long files traveling homeward at sunset. The pastoral poet need not have our precincts to enjoy the bellowing of the cattle, the barking of the dogs, the [?] of the goats, etc., we are anything but a silent place. 

The Sunday Delta
(New Orleans), August 16, 1857


Yellow Fever in 1858 
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On December 2, 1858, 400 potential emigrants to Nicaragua waited at the port of Mobile but were halted by Federal officials. The government’s attempts to stop this emigration movement nationwide were cited as an effort to court northern favor, where valuable labor would be lost. Southern newspapers claimed the emigrants’ goals were a “peaceful mission,” and not at all in violation of United States neutrality laws. 

Prairie News (Okolona, Mississippi), December 2, 1858

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