The March 2009 program meeting was held last evening in the Gordon McFerrin Auditorium of the George Poteet History Center, headquarters of the Itawamba Historical Society in Mantachie. The special program was presented by Pat Arinder of Amory in neighboring Monroe County. Arinder, a member of the Tombigbee Pioneer Group, presented a program about the prehistoric Native Americans of northeastern Mississippi. Also attending the meeting was society member Janie Comer of Fulton who presented a large collection of archival photographs, books and vintage clothing from the Ferguson family of Itawamba County. This collection will be housed in Bonds House, the society's county museum of history, with the photographs being cataloged and stored in the Gaither Spradling Library.
Photographs courtesy of society member Dr. Terry Thornton, of Hill Country of Monroe County.