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The Pascagoula Run : Jimmy Buffett sang a song about his birthplace,and his uncle Billy,called the Pascagoula Run.Pascagoula(Bread Eaters)was and still is a fishing village,and is an industrial city with Standard Oil,now Chevron Pascagoula Refinery(Built 1963-Present)) and Ingall's Shipyard now Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Operations,the largest single employer in the State and has earned the title of The Flagship City of Mississippi(Built in the mid 1930's),and a "Sleepy little Town"as described by Ray Stevens in his Song"The Mississippi Squirell Revival".The city made it's major motion picture debut in 1999 in the Micheal Mann movie "The Insider"with Al Pacino,Russell Crowe,and Christopher Plummer about Big Tobacco and the States lawsuit and Victory against them.The City has the East and West Pascagoula River,also known as the "Singing River",and the only unaffected river by man that flows into the Gulf of Mexico.The Legend of the River is World Famous,with it's mysterious music.The singing sounds like a swarm of bees heard in late evenings during late summer,and autumn.Barely heard at first the music seems to grow nearer,and louder until it sounds as though it comes directly under foot.An old Indian legend connects the sound with the mysterious extinction of the Pascagoula Indians.Pascagoula means "Bread Eaters".The Pascagoula were a gentle tribe of contended innocent,inoffensive people,while the Biloxi were a tribe who considered themselves the "First People",and were enemies of the Pascagoula.Anola,a princess of the Biloxi Braves was in love with Altama,chief of the Pascagoula.Anola was betrothed to a chieftan of her own tribe,but fled to Altama.The sporned and enraged Biloxi chieftan led his Braves against Altama and the neighboring Pascagoula.The Pascagoula swore they would either save the young chief and his bride or perish with them.When thrown into battle the Pascagoula were outnumbered and faced with enslavement by the Biloxi tribe or death.With their women and children leading the way,the Pascagoula joined hands and began to chant a song of death as they walked into the river until the last voice was hushed by the dark engulfing waters.Many believe the modern day sound is that of the death song of the Pascagoula tribe.Various hypothetical scientific explanations have been offered for this phenomenon,but none have been proven.The latest big story about Pascagoula was Hurricane Katrina in 2005 flooding most of the Houses south of I-10.

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Updated: Jul 10, 2011 11:27am PST

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