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Opening Day Ceremonies of Yellow Creek Port on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway



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Opening day ceremonies of Yellow Creek Port on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Includes pre-program footage of the crowd, the river, and the military band. Unidentified man from the Tennessee Valley Authority welcomes crowd; invocation by Reverend Henry Damon Sr.; singing of the national anthem led by Judy Ervin; address by U.S. Representative Jamie L. Whitten who also introduces guests seated at the podium and serves as master of ceremonies; speech by General John F. Wall of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; speech by Governor Bill Allain; presentation of two plaques to Whitten; Mississippi Speaker of the House Buddie Newman presents resolution to Whitten; welcome by Hoyt Strickland and presentation of plaque to Whitten, followed by more crowd scenes at the end of the ceremony.

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Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority (Miss.); Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Ala. and Miss.); Tennessee Valley Authority; Whitten, Jamie L.

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Jamie L. Whitten Collection (MUM00732), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


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Jamie Whitten Campaign Spots Yellow Creek Port Tenn/Tom-Memorial Day, 1985 lawmakers Public Broadcasting Jamie Campaign Spots-1986 -VHS case spine label; Time marker: 6:22 -- 53:58

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