Many historic buildings were destroyed in Mississippi, including the cottages and second-story porches around the Beauvoir mansion, home of Jefferson Davis. Hundreds of irreplaceable Civil War-era artifacts from the Jefferson Davis home and museum were either lost or destroyed.
We hear much about the devastation of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. Mississippi lost entire towns along the gulf. Waveland is no more. 238 people lost their lives. It was heartbreaking to see stone slabs left from once beautiful historic homes. Stone steps remain that lead to no where. We loved seeing these ancient magnificent trees that survived hurricane force winds, along with the old shrimp boats. My heart will always hold dear the state of Mississippi!