1914: State Board of Nurse Examiners created to improve health of Mississippians

Public Health Nurse's Uniform
Public Health Nurse's Uniform

1914: Legislature creates state Banking Department and Board of Bank Examiners

The goal was to require sound banking practices in the state and to guarantee deposits.

1914: Federal government establishes cooperative extension programs

This service, funded through the Smith-Lever Act, educated farmers on the latest agricultural practices, such as fertilizer use, insect control, and farm machinery.

1914: Mississippi’s first paved road built in Lee County

The Lee County Board of Supervisors authorized construction of 11 1/2 miles of Highway 45 out of concrete.

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