- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Five locations in Mississippi have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History says the National Park Service recently approved the sites.

The locations are the Confederate Redoubt at Grenada, Winona Historic District plus the Lameuse Street Historic District, East Howard Historic District and Upper West Central Historic District, all in Biloxi.

The East Howard Avenue Historic District includes the front-gable frame commercial building where Edward Barq Sr., developed the formula for and first bottled the now-famous Barq’s Root Beer in 1898.

The Confederate Redoubt is a large fortification built on the outskirts of Grenada by the Confederate Army to defend against an attack by Union Gen. U.S. Grant on the local rail lines. Grant chose instead to go down the Mississippi River, beginning the Vicksburg campaign of 1863.



Click to Read More

Click to Hide