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(9-2012) Enlarge Jacinto Museum & Original Stagecoach Trace Remains:
 
A view of the original remains of the old stagecoach trace road that used to provide coach service to Jacinto four times a day. The trace remains can be seen in the terrain as it slopes across the plane. The trace runs alongside the museum, coming out of the woods, terminating right in front of the Courthouse building

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(9-2012) Enlarge Cross-Section of the Jacinto Jail Hanging Tree:
 
This cross-section of the massive Jacinto Jail Hanging Tree is the only remnant of that silent witness to many a man's mortal life on this earth. The tree was lost during a storm and this cross-section was saved for the museum and will eventually be converted into a table

            

(9-2012) Enlarge Hod & Plaster Spreader (& Other Period Tools):
 
Although sparse on relics pertaining to Jacinto and the Courthouse, the Jacinto Courthouse Museum does have a fine collection of period farming equipment, construction and commerce tools as well as a period medical implement collection. Many items have been donated by local and area families. Of note in this display are the locally found cannonball fragments. The Hod & Plaster Spreader has a provenance interpretive card which states that it once belonged to Claiborne Scroggins, a Union Soldier of Company I, 122nd Illinois Infantry, who was a plasterer by trade

(9-2012) Enlarge  Detail Judge's Hammer & Courthouse Relics:
 
Some Jacinto Courthouse related relics on display include the Judge's Gavel and a couple of dug horseshoes that were most likely made by a blacksmith in Jacinto. The Cornice Plane with the provenance interpretive card was also owned by Claiborne Scroggins and was used to make the fancy falderal on picture frames as well as the ornate 'gingerbread' on the period homes of yesterday (refer to the face of the Jacinto Doctor's Office building for an example). Purchased at an estate sale in 1956 for $1.79

     

(9-2012) Enlarge Original Jacinto, MS Newspaper:
 
During it's peak, Jacinto was home to two different newspapers. This is an original rare copy of one of those papers, the 'North Mississippi Union'

 

(9-2012) Enlarge Store Scales (1830):
 
Store scales used by John G. Barton at his store in 'Old Rienzi' in the 1830's. Rienzi is a small period town down the road from Jacinto that was also growing during the Civil War

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