Friday, August 14, 2015

Retirement Home

Mississippi - Beauvoir, Biloxi

Sent by: Alabama-Ranger
From: Alabama, USA
For: North America Meets the World Round Robin - Group 310
Notes: Beauvoir Plantation, built between 1848 and 1852 near Biloxi, Mississippi, is best known as the post-Civil War home of Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America.  Davis lived in the house until his death in 1889.  His wife sold the plantation in 1902 to the Sons of Confederate Veterans to be used as a home for Confederate veterans and widows.  It served in this capacity until 1953, when the last veteran of the Civil War died.  It was then turned into a museum.  The house was damaged by Hurricane Camille in 1969 and again by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but it was repaired and restored both times and it still open to the public.  

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