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Mississippi Humanities Feature

Mississippi River Basin Model Built by prisoners of war, the largest small-scale model ever constructed Mostly obscured beneath briars, brambles and vegetative debris in a nearly forgotten public park in southwest Jackson, a remarkable manmade structure holds...

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Hattiesburg American Feature

Historic engineering site fading away in Jackson park C. Todd Sherman5:04 a.m. CT July 7, 2015 JACKSON – Beyond a rusty chain link fence of a Jackson park lies a piece of national history in ruin. Just a short walk through knee-high grass, a meandering 14-acre stretch...

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Only In Your State Feature

The World’s Largest Small-Scale Model Is Right Here In Mississippi And You’ll Want To Visit Even though Mississippi is home to a ton of unique and amazing sites, the last thing you’d expect to find in the Magnolia State is the “world’s largest” anything, but that’s...

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Clarion Ledger Feature

The largest model engineers used to study the waters of the Mississippi River Valley has been abandoned for over twenty years at Butts Park in Jackson. Take a short walk with engineer Wayne O'Neal and technician Jane Vaughan over what remains. C. Todd Sherman / The...

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2017 Spring & Summer Events

April 28th Tour and Restoration Event May 13th Clean Up Day June 1st Canton Rotary Presentation June 8th Mississippi Heritage Trust Listen Up Conference Presentation June 17th Clean up Day July 5th MDAH History is Now Lunch presentation July 22nd Clean Up Day August...

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Mississippi Today Feature

Friends uncover Mississippi River marvel There is an engineering marvel in Jackson that some worry might one day be forgotten, because it was once hiding under an overgrowth of trees at Buddy Butts Park. The Mississippi River Basin Model is a 200-acre scale replica of...

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Clean-Up Day – April 8th

Please join us April 8th for a Clean-Up Day! . If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to this event via Facebook or by contacting Sarah McEwen with Friends of Mississippi River Basin Model. Comment below or message us if you have any questions!

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First Clean-up Day of 2017 – Feb 25th

Please join us February 25th for our first 2017 Clean-Up Day! . If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to this event via Facebook or by contacting Sarah McEwen with Friends of Mississippi River Basin Model. Comment below or message us if you have any questions!

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Prevention In Mississippi Feature

Help Clean up the Mississippi River Basin Model BY ELMALVANEY on NOVEMBER 18, 2016 • ( 6 ) Maybe you’ve heard about the awesome engineering marvel right here in Jackson, the Mississippi River Basin Model, built with German POW labor and designed to help the U.S. Corps...

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Next Clean Up Day Announced: Saturday, Nov 19, 2016

Please join us November 19th for our second Clean-Up Day! We will be partnering with the City of Jackson and Keep Jackson Beautiful to continue our clean-up efforts of the model. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to this event via Facebook or by...

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