Starkville’s 175th Birthday! May 13, 2012Posted by marzwaggener in Mississippi.
Friday, May 11th, I headed towards Downtown Starkville. I stopped by the library to update my blog, but the internet went down before I even finished going through pictures. I remained undiscouraged and headed towards the historic downtown area. I passed some festive looking shops and finally stopped to talk with and take a picture of a lady in a fabulous patriotic costume.
Her name is Carole McReynolds Davis, a local artist. She explained to me that it was the 175th birthday of Starkville and a party was starting in a few hours. She gave me a magazine with a feature about her art and even autographed it for me!
Carole with her daughter and granddaughter.
Mayor Parker Wiseman gives a proclamation
The party was a huge hit with the kids.
It was a fun afternoon and I got a lot of great pictures. I was pretty excited that the day I happened to go through downtown Starkville just so happened to be a big birthday party! Afterwards, I got a ride to Eupora (where I am now), where I will catch the Natchez Trace trail.