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Thread #59418 Message #1370305
Posted By: GUEST,Tweed
03-Jan-05 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well here's an equally unbelievable story....
Incorporated as a city in 1870 and named after the native Tupelo gum tree, Tupelo's modern history can be traced to the convergence of the Mobile & Ohio and the Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham railroads in 1887. As a rail distribution and manufacturing center, Tupelo achieved several firsts, including the first city in the nation to provide its citizens with dependable, inexpensive electric power through the Tennessee Valley Authority.