2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Thomas, Capps, Huddleston
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE TOWN OF INVERNESS, MISSISSIPPI, ON THE OCCASION OF ITS CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.
WHEREAS, on March 5, 1904, Governor J.K. Vardaman signed a resolution incorporating Inverness, with its 200 citizens, as a village in the State of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, now with a population in the upwards of 1,200 citizens, the town of Inverness will celebrate the centennial anniversary of its incorporation with festivities of recognition on Saturday, March 27, 2004; and
WHEREAS, Inverness, as a community, is older than a century, getting its start in the late 1890's when a Scottish settler by the name of William McInnis gave 88 acres of land in right-of-way to the Illinois Central Railroad to extend the infamous "Yellow Dog" line, which originated in Moorhead, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, after Mr. McInnis' death, it was the family's request that his widow, Addie McInnis, be given the right to name the village; and
WHEREAS, giving this distinct honor, Mrs. McInnis so named the settlement Inverness, for her mother's hometown in Scotland; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend the heritage and history of the state's villages, towns, cities and counties, such as Inverness, whose abundance of riches have contributed to the unique and valuable qualities that make the State of Mississippi unquestionably the greatest state in the nation:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend the town of Inverness, Mississippi, on the occasion of its Centennial Anniversary Celebration and extend our heartiest wishes for its continued success.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the Mayor of Inverness and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.