We ate supper on Monday night at Godsey's in Jonesboro. It was good. The best thing was walking in and seeing my friend, Roanna, eating supper with a group from her work. We were both surprised and that was fun!
We walked around the Court House area on Tuesday morning and read about the Battle of Jonesboro.
Jacksonport was a surrender site after the war. I've never been to a surrender site before. Jeff Thompson, who you met in my last post, the Swamp Fox of the Confederacy, came here to surrender with his troops numbering over 6,000 . The men were given food when they surrendered.
In the 1890's pearls were discovered in the rivers. A button factory was opened in Newport and locals provided the mussel shells. The few pearls found today bring completive prices on the global market. Who knew!?!
I'll leave you today with our serious face gun picture. We were the only ones in the museum, in case you couldn't tell.