Explore 13 sites on this year-round self-guided Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour
In its 318-year history, Biloxi has been home to some wonderful characters who have fascinating stories to tell. Over the last eleven years, the Preserve Biloxi Committee, a collaboration of City of Biloxi, Biloxi Main Street, Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, Biloxi Public Schools, Biloxi Public Library Local History and Genealogy Department, and University of Southern Mississippi History Department, has organized these cemetery tours to tell those stories and bring those characters to life. Some of the stories are well known such as Edward Barq and the creation of his namesake beverage but others are more obscure like Joseph “Dinker” Lamas being mauled by a bear at the Biloxi city zoo.
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