Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mississippi Trivia

72. Windsor, circa 1860, near Port Gibson, was the largest antebellum mansion ever built in Mississippi. Because of its immense size, this stately home was often incorrectly referred to as a college by Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, as he piloted riverboats up and down the Mississippi River. The mansion's cupola served as a lookout post for both Union and Confederate patrols, and the mansion was used as a Union hospital. Windsor survived the destruction of the Civil War, only to burn in 1890, at the hands of a careless smoker.

My note: Windsor is one of my favorite spots in the state.



Stacey said...

Careless smokers suck. (nyuk nyuk nyuk...)

I see why it's one of your favorite spots. I went in August for the first time and was captivated.

Marshall Ramsey said...

I was afraid that someone was going to post and say that Windsor was really in Memphis.

The Mighty Penguin said...

Windsor Picture

I just love going to Windsor. It is a relaxing place to be in the spring and the summer sitting under the oaks the on the land. The picture above was taken back in 2006 on one of those lazy days in the late summer.