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Columbus, Mississippi

Located on the banks of Tombigbee

River, Columbus features classic architecture and literary landmarks. The Rosenzweig Arts Center, the Tennessee Williams Home, and The Mississippi University for Women, where Eudora Welty studied, are all located here.

In 1866, the women of Columbus

decorated the graves of Confederate and Union soldiers in Friendship Cemetery with beautiful flowers and garlands. This gesture was known as Decoration Day and the beginning of Memorial Day. Cricket and

her mother visited the cemetery.

Catfish Alley, named for the smell of delicious catfish sandwiches wafting between Main and College streets, helped put Columbus on the Mississippi Blues Trail. It served as the hub of African American economic and social life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 





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