|Image borrowed from Adventures of a Coachsurfer|
A bit of history -- Rocky Springs, Mississippi
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Rocky Springs was established in the late 1700s as a popular watering place for travelers along the old Natchez Trace, near a natural spring and rock outcropping from which the budding community would take its name.
The community of Rocky Springs began to decline during the Civil War, at which time Union forces passed through the area during the advance on nearby Port Gibson.  In 1878 the remaining inhabitants of Rocky Springs faced an outbreak of yellow fever. Later, valuable cotton crops were destroyed by an infestation of boll weevils, while at the same time farmers were struggling with severe erosion caused by many years of poor land management. In 1930, the last store closed, and the natural spring, from which the town took its name, dried up.[4
Today, the old town site of Rocky Springs can be viewed by the public during daylight hours. The Methodist church built in 1837 is the only remaining structure, which continued to hold regular Sunday services until 2010 when its congregation became too small to sustain worship. .
And some of my new fabric! Pair my fabric up with Lynn Wilder's Patchwork Math book and the church block from Lynn Lister's America the Beautiful (published in McCall's America Quilts Together, Autumn 2012) and I am seeing a Medallion wall hanging representing one of my favorite places to spend the day. We will see where this journey takes me.
There was more fabric goodness in my recent package from Shabby Fabrics .... Later!