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Cindi’s Gifts of Distinction

Cindi’s Gifts of Distinction 201 South Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-6520 9 AM – 5 PM Monday – Saturday Bridal registry, Wilton Armetale Pewter, Howard Miller clocks and cabinets, Gail Pittman, men’s gifts, collectibles, china, lamps, decorative tables, baby & shower gifts, toys and more – in downtown Yazoo City for over 40 years.

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Webb’s Pharmacy

Webb’s Pharmacy 216 South Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-3253 webbspharmacy@gmail.com 8 AM – 6 PM Mon. – Fri., 8 AM – 1 PM Sat. Pharmacy and medical supply, since 1886!  Gift items including So Delta Candles, Blind Tiger Creek jewelry, Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory, Hallmark cards and gifts, baby gifts, balloons, Yazoo City souvenirs, Southern Fired Glass, Poor House Pottery, perfume and more.

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Good Hope General Merchandise

Good Hope General Merchandise 809 Jerry Clower Blvd. Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-7776 www.goodhopegeneralmerchandise.com 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Mon.-Fri.. 8 AM – 3 PM Sat. Trendy and upscale shop carrying brands such as Carhartt, Miss Me Jeans, Annie Glass, Copper Worx by Terri Dallriva, gourmet foods, plants (yard & garden), unique floral designs, jewelry, bridal registry and more!  You never know what’s next!

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Black’s Fabric & Department Store, Inc.

Black’s Fabric & Department Store, Inc. webds.com/site_www/ 404 East 15th Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-4841 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Mon.-Fri., 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Sat. Clothing (children and ladies), gifts, T-shirts, jewelry, footwear, and a wide selection of fabric. 

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Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop, too!

Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop, too! 207 E. 15th Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-4752 simplegirls@comcast.net 10 AM to 5 PM Monday – Saturday Boutique & gift shop.  Shooz, too!  

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Black & White Department Store

Black & White Department Store 236 South Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-1671 blackandwhitestore@live.com 9 AM – 5:30 PM Monday – Saturday Experience history in a traditional department store – since 1937! Southern Lady (missy to plus sizes), footwear (New Balance, Nike, Stacy Adams, work boots, etc.), lingerie, Levi’s, Wrangler, Carhartt, baby & shower gifts and more!

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Civil War Comes to Yazoo 1862 – 1864

The Civil War Comes to Yazoo 1862-1864 Originally titled “The Battle for Yazoo,” THIS PAMPHLET (out of print but available for download) was compiled many years ago from information supplied by Glen Jones, Mississippi Chemical Corporation; Edwin C. Bearss, Research Historian, Vicksburg National Park, and Sam Olden, President, Yazoo Historical Society. It was first produced by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau took on the task of updating this information based on a large collection in the Ricks Memorial Library, assembled by John E. Ellzey, of articles by Sam Olden which were published over the years by The Yazoo Herald. The following information includes updates and additions to the original pamphlet along with the information from the article by Mr. Olden. Yazoo owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Olden and to Mr. Ellzey for their love of Yazoo and their dedication

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Fire & Feast 2013 – planning has begun!

Planning has already begun for the 2013 edition of Yazoo City’s newest festival – Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival, September 6 & 7!  As presenting sponsors for Fire & Feast, the Yazoo County CVB, has issued an open call to local and regional artists who would like to perform in Yazoo City on September 6, 2013.  Visit www.fireandfeast.org for details on submitting your information for consideration.  Deadline is February 28, 2013.  NO PHONE CALLS Started in 2011 by the Yazoo County CVB, the Yazoo County Fair Association, and a committee of local volunteers, Fire & Feast has grown leaps and bounds!  The event has drawn some of the Memphis Barbecue Network‘s top teams into Yazoo City to compete for their share of CASH PRIZES, totaling $20,000!  And, professional teams love the unique hand-forged Damascus blade knives as trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, made by Yazoo County’s Bobby Rico of Rico

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Oakes African-American Cultural Center

The Oakes House was home to the Oakes family for almost 125 years. Today it houses the Oakes African-American Cultural Center, where visitors can take a glimpse into the lives and heritage of an outstanding African-American family.   The Oakes Family Home Its History and Legacy The Oakes family moved from South Carolina to Yazoo City in 1853 after John Oakes bought the freedom of his wife Mary and her two children. In 1866 the family purchased a lot with a one-room structure that would remain the home of members of the Oakes family until 1989. By 1930, the one-room structure had grown to the regal two-story home that stands today. gambling loan sharks The careful restoration of the Oakes House, which occurred during the 1990s, preserved the uniqueness of the construction and it is now listed on the Mississippi and the National Register of Historic Places. The house has

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Sam Olden Historical Museum

The Sam Olden Yazoo Historical Society Museum, located in the Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City, brings together the County’s diverse past – from fossils dating back some 45,000 years to Native American relics, Civil War History, and African-American History, to the legendary trainman Casey Jones, and so much more. Yazoo’s history began with Native Americans, both regional and small local tribes. The small tribe of Yazoos, who gave the region its name, was ‘along with the much larger Choctaw Nation which dominated the area’ the first of these people to be encountered by French explorers led by Cavalier De La Salle in 1682. It was the French who, on the maps, first name the river, which flows through the middle of the county “The River of The Yazous.” The county and city were later namesakes of the river. No one is quite sure what the word Yazoo meant in

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