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Willie Morris and
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Willie Morris at the Grave of the Witch of Yazoo
Willie Morris at the grave of the Witch of Yazoo. The tombstone reads: "According to local legend, on May 25, 1904, the Witch of Yazoo City broke out of these curious chain links surrounding her grave and burned down Yazoo City. Writer Willie Morris's classic 'Good Old Boy' brought national renown to this vengeful woman and her shameful deed." You can read Morris's story about the witch at the Yazoo County web site. (Photograph by Jack Bales)

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