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Miss Lyla's Papers (Paperback with Full-Color Illustrations)

A Posthumous History of Iuka, Mississippi – Tales with Native American Roots, Civil War Battles, and Healing Mineral Waters Arise with a Clear Voice from a Box of Crumbling Paper.

Compiled by Billie Burke, Eddie and Frank Thomas

Paperback 316 pages - $24.95  - Available February 14, 2024  (GMT)

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About the Author

Mrs. Lila Merrill McDonald: born in 1876, educated at the Iuka Normal Institute, married Mr. Tom McDonald on Valentine's Day in 1899, authored Iuka's History in 1924, reared four children (two girls and two boys) and was a prominent citizen and club leader in Iuka until her death in 1962. Her rich Legacy remains.

Valentine's Day Release

This Valentine's Wish Transcends Time 

Miss Lyla Merrill married Thomas McDonald on Valentine's Day in 1899.  A newspaper clipping from THE LEIGHTON NEWS (Alabama) with the title “A Nice Valentine” recounts the evening as written up in the Iuka Vidette. This Valentine's Day release of Miss Lyla's Papers on Mrs. McDonald's 125 wedding anniversary embraces the gift of history and love with a heartfelt narrative that echoes through the ages.

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