Historical documents destroyed by the rain

Ellisville, MS - With the pouring rain earlier this week important documents and pieces from the past were destroyed after the rain leaked through parts of the Ellisvile Courthouse roof. From tax documents to school registration forms, most of the historical records date back all the way to the 1800's.

Johnny Pool a member of Historical Ellisville Courthouse Square Organization (HESCO) says, "It's history of Ellisville and I am just afraid if we don't get something done and get these books moved in a location where they can dry...future generations can't research about their town and families who were raised here."

Pool says the main purpose for HESCO is to restore the courthouse to its original state of historical grandeur.

The organization is hosting fundraisers, such as beauty pageants to help restore the courthouse. If you would like to donate you can email HESCO1907@aol.com.

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