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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Local History" Ghosts of the past aren’t so far away

First in a continuing series

William Faulkner wrote in Requiem for a Nun, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

As Halloween approaches, there are some “ghosts” from Tunica County’s past that we can visit in our area cemeteries, without even getting a scare.

Here are some of their stories:

Tunica County received official recognition from the state of Mississippi in October of 1837 just a few years after the Treaty of Pontotoc ceded the last of the Chickasaw lands east of the Mississippi to the federal government.

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