Premiered Ocober 20,2016
Enjoy a personal profile of Fannye Cook, conservationist and founder of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. We’ll also learn about “Green Chemistry” practices with students from Belhaven University, and travel to Gautier, Miss. where habitat restoration is helping the Mississippi Sandhill Cranes flourish once again.
Join Walt for a visit with “Steampunk Steve” Barney, a Boston engineer turned Bay St. Louis potter. We’ll also take a look at the gourmet popsicle craze, looking in on popsicle shops in Gulfport and Jackson. And we’ll do some timber cutting and log rolling at a Liberty, Miss. logging competition that draws competitors from all over.
Walt visits Natchez to celebrate the city’s 300th birthday. Join him as he takes us to Emerald Mound, one of the nation’s largest Indian mounds, then visits with famed Natchez author Greg Iles to learn about the city’s colorful history. Walt also explores how the Mississippi River made Natchez one of the richest cities in America, but also made it the location of an infamous slave market, the Forks of the Road. Movie producer and Natchez native Jennifer Ogden Combs tells how the 300th birthday has brought all segments of the Natchez community together, reflecting on their city’s legacy in new ways.