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Yesterday was a hard day. I helped my two good friends pack up the U-haul and we had a good-bye dinner. today they are on the road, driving a u-haul and a truck pulling the scoots.

wish them godspeed and a safe journey.

Will miss you, my friends!

:Cheers[1]::grouphug::Beer-Chug[1]:

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Where there going.......

 

Yazoo City is a city in Yazoo County, Mississippi, United States. It is named for the river, whose name, legend has it, comes from an Indian word meaning "River of Death". It is the county seat of Yazoo County. The population was 14,550 at the 2000 census.

 

 

Yazoo City is located at

 

32°51′23″N, 90°24′27″W

(32.856458, -90.407379)GR1, 40 miles northwest of Jackson, Mississippi at the junctions of Highways 3, 49E and 49W on the banks of the Yazoo River, near the Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. .

 

A recently completed new 4 lane segment of 49W makes for a more direct link between Yazoo City and Belzoni and results in the old highway segment being renamed 149N. 149N passes through Panther Swamp NWR and the communities of Louise and Midnight before it reconnects with the new 49W highway at Silver City, 7 miles south of Belzoni. The new highway makes the town of Carter so near that it might be considered for annexation by Yazoo City in a few years. There are now two bridges across the Yazoo River at Yazoo City.

 

Highway 3 passing through Yazoo City is called Haley Barbour Parkway. Haley Barbour, the current governor of Mississippi, grew up in Yazoo City,and has a home on the lake North of Yazoo. Highway 49E passing through Yazoo City is called Jerry Clower Boulevard, named after the famous comedian, a former resident of Yazoo City.

 

Yazoo City is also known as the "Gateway to the Delta" due to its location on the transition between the two great landforms that characterize the geography of Mississippi (the western part of town lies in the Mississippi delta and the eastern part lies in the loess bluffs that characterize most of eastern Mississippi).

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.3 km² (10.9 mi²). 27.9 km² (10.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.19%) is water.

 

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History

The community now known as Yazoo City was founded in 1824, originally with the name Hannan's Bluff. The town was later renamed Manchester then changed to Yazoo City in 1839. Yazoo city became the Yazoo County seat in 1849.

 

A Yellow Fever epidemic struck Yazoo City in 1853.

 

During the American Civil War, a makeshift shipyard was established on the Yazoo River at Yazoo City after the Confederate loss of New Orleans. The shipyard was destroyed by Union forces in 1863, then Yazoo City fell back into Confederate hands. Union forces retook the city the following year and burned most of the buildings in the city.

 

Yellow Fever returned to take more victims in 1878.

 

In 1904 a fire destroyed much of central Yazoo City. According to local legend, this fire was the result of a witch avenging her death.

 

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 did much damage to the entire Delta, but Yazoo City was restored and is now protected by an effective flood prevention system.

 

The people of Yazoo City/County are proud of their heritage, and because the area is widely known as the Couth and Cultural Center of the South (in fact, the nation), erstwhile residents feel the urge to return yearly for a week or so, to restore their C & C quotient.

 

Yazoo City is the childhood home of blues musician Tommy McClennan, Wiiliam J (Joe) Fisher, C. H."Tally" McGraw, John Joe Humphreys, writer Willie Morris, and inspirational speaker, Zig Ziglar. Norman and Louise Mott still live in Yazoo City, and all indications are that they will continue to stay there. Jerry Clower, originally of Liberty, Mississippi in Amite County, Mississippi, became famous while a resident of Yazoo City. Mississippi Governor and former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour is from Yazoo City.

 

Yazoo City is the home of writer Don Harthcock, who is also President of the Rock & Roll Church of All Nations (RRCANNA).

 

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Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 14,550 people, 4,271 households, and 2,968 families residing in the city. The population density was 521.1/km² (1,349.2/mi²). There were 4,676 housing units at an average density of 167.5/km² (433.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 28.73% White, 69.68% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.47% of the population.

 

There were 4,271 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.5% were married couples living together, 32.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.49.

 

In the city the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.9 males.

 

The median income for a household in the city was $19,893, and the median income for a family was $22,470. Males had a median income of $26,109 versus $18,650 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,251. About 35.0% of families and 40.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.5% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.

 

 

Here's wishing them a safe and happy trip....and a long and wonderful life together................ :Cheers[1]:

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dam........ you are pretty thorough. was wondering the route to get there.

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Here is what I see as their route from Santa Maria, CA to Yazoo, City, MS:

 

 

 

donludieroute.jpg

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Wow, sounds like Ludie and Don can live lhigh on the hog down there. Real beautiful area all around them.

 

The adventure begins.

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Here is what I see as their route from Santa Maria, CA to Yazoo, City, MS:

 

 

 

donludieroute.jpg

 

They're taking HWY 10 all the way to Texas, then they get on HWY 20 to Dallas and it'll take them to Mississippi.

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They're taking HWY 10 all the way to Texas, then they get on HWY 20 to Dallas and it'll take them to Mississippi.

 

Well damn, I guess my "guess" wasn't quite right...but close!

 

 

 

Safe Travels for them!!!

 

 

 

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Pete

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Im shufflin thru the texas sand,

But my heads in mississippi.

Im shufflin thru the texas sand,

But my heads in mississippi.

The blues has got a hold of me.

I believe Im gettin dizzy. (spoken: help me now.)

 

I keep thinkin bout that night in memphis,

Lord, I thought I was in heaven.

I keep thinkin bout that night in memphis,

I thought I was in heaven.

But I was stumblin thru the parking lot

Of an invisible seven eleven. (spoken: what was I doin out there? )

 

Wheres my head baby?

Somewhere in mississippi.

 

Last night I saw a cowgirl.

She was floatin across the ceiling.

And last night I saw a naked cowgirl.

She was floatin across the ceiling.

She was mumblin to some howlin wolf

About some voodoo healin. (spoken: mmm baby.)

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Im shufflin thru the texas sand,

But my heads in mississippi.

Im shufflin thru the texas sand,

But my heads in mississippi.

The blues has got a hold of me.

I believe Im gettin dizzy. (spoken: help me now.)

 

I keep thinkin bout that night in memphis,

Lord, I thought I was in heaven.

I keep thinkin bout that night in memphis,

I thought I was in heaven.

But I was stumblin thru the parking lot

Of an invisible seven eleven. (spoken: what was I doin out there? )

 

Wheres my head baby?

Somewhere in mississippi.

 

Last night I saw a cowgirl.

She was floatin across the ceiling.

And last night I saw a naked cowgirl.

She was floatin across the ceiling.

She was mumblin to some howlin wolf

About some voodoo healin. (spoken: mmm baby.)

 

 

Now thats stuck in my head Thanks, ZZ Micmac

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Im shufflin thru the texas sand,

But my heads in mississippi.

Im shufflin thru the texas sand,

But my heads in mississippi.

The blues has got a hold of me.

I believe Im gettin dizzy. (spoken: help me now.)

 

I keep thinkin bout that night in memphis,

Lord, I thought I was in heaven.

I keep thinkin bout that night in memphis,

I thought I was in heaven.

But I was stumblin thru the parking lot

Of an invisible seven eleven. (spoken: what was I doin out there? )

 

Wheres my head baby?

Somewhere in mississippi.

 

Last night I saw a cowgirl.

She was floatin across the ceiling.

And last night I saw a naked cowgirl.

She was floatin across the ceiling.

She was mumblin to some howlin wolf

About some voodoo healin. (spoken: mmm baby.)

 

Little ol' band from Texas, one of my favorites.

 

:Cheers[1]:

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Jesus just left Chicago and hes bound for Yazoo City.

Well now, Jesus just left Chicago and hes bound for Yazoo City.

Yeah, yeah.

Workin from one end to the other and all points in between.

 

Took a jump through Mississippi, well, muddy water turned to wine.

Took a jump through Mississippi, muddy water turned to wine.

Yeah, yeah.

Came out from California through the forests and the pines.

Ah, take me with you, Jesus.

 

You might not see the Bumble in person but hell se you just the same.

You might not see the Bumble in person but hell se you just the same.

Yeah, yeah.

You dont have to worry cause takin care of business is his name.

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I met Billy Gibbons once, whitest man I ever seen! Looks like a cave dweller!

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I met Billy Gibbons once, whitest man I ever seen! Looks like a cave dweller!

 

even whiter than Edgar Winter?

Edgar%20Winter.jpg

 

 

:buttrock:

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MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, SHE TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING

WENT DOWN AROUND DICK’S PLACE, AROUND LOUISIANA WAY

WHERE LIVED THE CAJUN LADY, ABOARD THE MISSISSIPPI QUEEN

YOU KNOW SHE WAS A DANCER, SHE MOVED BETTER ON WINE

WHILE THE REST OF THEM DUDES WERE GETTIN’ THEIR KICKS

BOY, I BEG YOUR PARDON, I WAS GETTIN’ MINE

MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, SHE TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING

THIS LADY SHE ASKED ME, IF I WOULD BE HER MAN

YOU KNOW THAT I TOLD HER, I’D DO WHAT I CAN

TO KEEP HER LOOKIN’ PRETTY, BUY HER DRESSES THAT SHINE

WHILE THE REST OF THEM DUDES WERE MAKIN’ THEIR FRIENDS

BOY, I BEG YOUR PARDON, I WAS LOSIN’ MINE

I WAS LOSIN’ MY MIND, ON THE MISSISSIPPI QUEEN

MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, SHE TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING

WENT DOWN AROUND DICK’S PLACE, AROUND LOUISIANA WAY

WHERE LIVED THE CAJUN LADY, ABOARD THE MISSISSIPPI QUEEN

YOU KNOW SHE WAS A DANCER. SHE MOVED BETTER ON WINE

WHILE THE REST OF THEM DUDES WERE GETTIN’ THEIR KICKS

BOY, I BEG YOUR PARDON, I WAS GETTIN’ MINE

I WAS GETTIN’ MINE

I WAS GETTIN’ MINE

NO, YOU CAN’T HAVE MINE

NO NO, YOU CAN’T HAVE MINE

TO KEEP A MISSISSIPPI QUEEN

 

for you wind dancer :buttrock:

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Leslie West and Mountain, hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yesterday was a hard day. I helped my two good friends pack up the U-haul and we had a good-bye dinner. today they are on the road, driving a u-haul and a truck pulling the scoots.

wish them godspeed and a safe journey.

Will miss you, my friends!

:Cheers[1]::grouphug::Beer-Chug[1]:

 

Hey kc,

What did Ludie end up doing with her Pacifica? Did they tow it behind the truck or leave it behind?

 

Thank of it this way..............give you a good reason to head East for a visit....maybe meet up with some other Indian Riders on the way.

:I-Agree[1]:

 

dam........ you are pretty thorough. was wondering the route to get there.

:rotfl:

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I will be driving the pacifica out there in late july, I have to be in Beaumont Texas with my wife & daughter and figgered that I could just drive out & fly back, The only problem is my wife wants one of those things and I am skeeeered she will force the issue if she likes it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although I could just take it down to South Central LA, Roll down the windows, Leave the keys in the ignition walk away (run away) and say I never seen it :P

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