What to Read: Hidden History of Jackson

February 21, 2018

 

HIDDEN HISTORY OF JACKSON

BY JOSH FOREMAN AND RYAN STARRETT

 

 

 

Ryan Starrett and Josh Foreman reveal the hidden past of the City with Soul in this book of gripping tales of horrors and heroism. A recording company founded in the mid-1960s outlasted New Orleans and Memphis, both better-funded rivals. Known as the “Devil’s Backbone”, the Natchez Trace is a graveyard for travelers murdered by the road’s numerous land pirates, brigands and serial killers. However, the Boyd Mounds, which houses the remains of 31 Choctaws, is the one grave that stands above the others. Their book even tells the legend of Louis LeFleur, the father of Jackson, whose secret truth is much stranger than his assumed fame in high society for dancing.

 

ARCADIA PUBLISHING AND THE HISTORY PRESS

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