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Also, please understand that I am not a Genealogist (at least, at the moment). I will be glad to help in any way I can, but you would be better served by contacting the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the MS GenWeb Project, Lineages, or the Mississippi Department of Vital Records. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME asking for help with your computer. I work on computers all day on my job. Sorry, but the last thing I want is to have to spend my off-time solving computer problems. If you’ve gotten this far and you’re having computer problems, you should be able to solve them yourselves.
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Spend a few of your own, and record your history for generations to come.
My theory is this: One day we will all be gone. Future generations of our family (or strangers, robbers, etc.) will find photos of Vaiden in our closets, will not know what they are, and the glorious photos of Vaiden – the town and its people – will be thrown in the garbage. HELP PRESERVE OUR TOWN. A copy of the VAIDEN Site will be periodically given to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History on a CD or DVD, to be enjoyed by generations to come.
Do You Know Whose Store This Is ? (CLICK HERE)
[Ed. Note: This photo was sent to me by Genie Buffaloe. The man
on the left is thought to be William A. Buffaloe or
Rufus Franklin, and the other next to him could be his half-brother,
NOTE: THE ITEMS IN BLUE ARE NEEDED THE MOST
Anderson’s Dry Goods
Post Office (when it was on
Holmes’ Drug Store
Braswell’s (in the old Vaiden, Kopperl & Hawkins Building – or the building itself) – also, when was this torn down?
Law Offices (Shands/Boykin/Gilmer) (the one by the front street Post Office, the one over Lee’s Grocery, and the one on the 2nd Floor of the 1905 Courthouse.
Furniture (by Palmertree’s Barber Shop and the one
Herman Johnson’s Service Station – I believe it was a Pan-Am station
Pool Hall (back street and later, on front street after the one on back street burned)
Saloon under Crooks/Weir’s/W.W. Milner’s
of benches on
The Vaiden Depot
north of Braswell’s/Vaiden,
Any pictures of the older gentlemen sitting on the benches whittlin’ or chewin’
Grocery (before it burned in the early
The old “outhouses” behind Roscoe Rosamond’s Barber Shop/Holmes’ Drugs/the Theater/Cearly’s Grocery
Buildings next to Summers’ – Pool Hall, etc. WHEN DID THEY BURN ?
Vaiden Bank (present site of City Hall) – ALSO – The “fence and spikes” that were on top of the teller windows (reached almost to the ceiling)
Back Street Life – “whittlers sitting on benches”
Austin’s Dry Cleaners
Hambrick’s Blacksmith Shop
Caddess’ Television Repair
Hearse House (located where Water Department is now)
Courthouse on busy days (elections, during trials, etc.)
Gristmill (behind Summers’ Grocery) – It sat on the lot now occupied by the Vaiden Bank Parking Lot
Boykin’s/Lee’s Grocery (while in operation)
Any pictures of the older gentlemen sitting on the benched whittlin’ or chewin’ or just shootin’ the breeze
ANY pictures of the band The “Livin End” (Photo 1 – Photo 2) or “Magnolia Blue.” The Livin End included Jack Fullilove, Ronnie Collins, Kenny Loftin, Van Simpson and Mike Simpson. Magnolia Blue included Kenny Loftin, Larry Parker, Van Simpson, Eddie Mikell, Earl Bishop Aldridge and Ronnie Collins. These photos can be of a live event, or just an individual or group photo.
Any pictures of “Coldfire.” Coldfire included Kenny Loftin, James Allen Gant, and Ronnie Collins.
of the original
Photos of the “Franklin” house, formerly located where the current (2007) Vaiden Library is
Pictures of Class Rings (I’ll take the pictures, if you still have the rings)
Copies of School plays, or other functions
Words to Football/Basketball cheers
“Donkey Basketball, ” “Tom Thumb
Weddings,” “Womanless Weddings,” “Powder Puff Football,” “Mess
Pictures of any Vaiden Graduation – no matter what year it is.
Football, Basketball, & Track schedules & records with wins/losses & scores for as many years as possible, including any bowl bids – pictures too !!!
Pictures of Dr. Vaiden & Mrs. Vaiden
Yearbooks (“Annuals”) of the Vaiden School – I already have the issues for 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970. Any issues other than the ones I have would be greatly appreciated. You will get these back, but it may take a while for me to scan them. Each and every page of each and every Vaiden School annual that is available is currently being scanned and posted to the website by the years as listed on the annual covers. See these at http://www.vaiden.net/vaiden_annuals.html.
List of Burials in Colored Cemetery Section
Pictures of Doctors/Dentists/Veterinarians/Outlaws/Town Leaders
Pictures of Law Enforcement/Political Figures and Elected Officials
Pictures of the Vaiden Colored School, formerly located on the hill by the Vaiden Cemetery and later (around 1964-1967) to Highway 51 north, where it was used as the Vaiden Community Center (by the baseball field) and any school “annuals” or student pictures that might be available.
pictures you have of the
Pictures of the baseball field and/or any games being played there
Pictures taken at football games that show the bleachers, concession stand, football field, etc.
Tickets to football/basketball/track or any other sport or play that was played in Vaiden
Vaiden Homes – ANY !!! -- interior or exterior – residents/owners included
Pictures of Black Businesses and/or their owners
Pictures of Mr. & Mrs. Ruffin and/or Ruffin’s Bakery
Weeks, Ethel Maude Williams, Rial Woods,
Any pictures of merchants, customers, stores, visitors, etc.
Barber Shop under Lee’s Grocery/Boykin’s Store
Roscoe Rosamond’s Barber Shop
The “mail catcher” arm on the railroad track
Vaiden Gin (any of the gins)
Vaiden Lumber Company
Z. Herring House (at intersection of Hwy.
Mr. Hammond Conner’s House
Mrs. Lynn C. Hodges’ house
House on south side of street (across from Mrs. Lynn Hodges’ house)
House on east side of Mrs. Lynn C. Hodges’ house – I believe that Attorney Luther Gilmer lived in this house for a while)
Small house directly across the street from the house listed above).
Glenn Mann’s house (was next to/west of Mrs. A.C. Long/Mary Ann Long’s house)
Pat Riley’s house (burned in 1964)
at corner of Hwy.
Pictures of Shongalo spring
Pictures of Shongalo Junk Yard
Pictures of Taylor Everett House
of any of the houses that were blown away in the
Mr. Jimmy Fullilove’s house
Mr. Bingham’s house
Mrs. Ely’s house (later Bobo Welch’s house)
John D. Hawkins’ house
houses along Hwy
Nelms’ Grocery on Hwy.
The Ice House – this sat at the end of the driveway of the Canon house (now the Heritage house) – it had a drip pool underneath that had large red fish in it
Armstrong House/Old Baptist Sunday School/Educational Building
on or pictures of the
Information on the Applewhite Guards
Information on the town of Gerenton
Information on the town of Shongalo
Information on the town of Middleton
Vaiden Cotton Warehouse (by old Vaiden Bank)
Vaiden Ice Storm of
Information about the stagecoach routes through Shongalo and the Vaiden areas – where did they originate; where was their destination; when did they run; who drove them; how long were they in business; did they carry money as well as passengers ??
on the old Vaiden/Winona road (about
Mann’s /Boyles DX station on Hwy.
of old highway
ANY old road routes
ANY houses that are no longer standing
Sound Like a lot ?? You ain’t seen nothing yet !!!