January, 1939: Greenville Garden Club leads effort to purchase Winterville Mounds site for Greenville

The mounds, originally numbering as many as 23, were occupied by a prehistoric Native American people between 800 and 1600 AD. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks operated Winterville as a state park from 1960 until 2000 when the park was given to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

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