210 A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI correspondence with Annie Delvin. She frequently sent Annie monetary gifts in the hope of alleviating her suffering. Finally, Helen invited Annie to visit Annandale with the agreement that should she like it, it would become her permanent home. When Annie arrived in Annandale, everything went well for a brief time. However, Annie soon began to become restless and disenchanted with her new home. On June 23, 1860, servants notified Helen that Annie had died. However, closer examination revealed that she had simply slipped into a coma. Summoning a doctor to stay with Annie during the night, Helen awoke to discover that Annie had passed away the next morning. Though not explicitly stated, it can be presumed that Annie committed suicide based on the evidence that she had swallowed nearly thirty grains of morphine along with some brandy. With the tragic death of Annie Delvin, history began to flirt with the supernatural. Guests at Annandale are thought to have witnessed a short lady with a hump in her back wearing a three-point shawl, who would disappear when spoken to. Because Annie’s ghostly personage was seen so frequently, the maids at Annandale began to regard the apparition as an everyday spectacle. Helen’s mourning for Annie was short lived due to Mississippi’s secession from the Union and the inevitable war that followed. Once a place of entertainment and socialization, Annandale soon turned into a reserve for wounded troops. In the midst of the madness that followed the Civil War, happiness blossomed for Helen as she was wed to George Carol Harris in August, 1869. The two were wed in the Chapel of the Cross. After the Civil War, Helen and her husband moved to PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TOMATO CAPITAL OF THE WORLD When the cotton crops were not fruitful, Mississippians turned to raising tomatoes and shipping them around the nation. Acres of tomatoes were grown in central Mississippi until they were just barely turning red, then they were picked and sent to packing centers where workers wrapped the mostly-green tomatoes in paper and boxed them up. The boxes were shipped by train to markets around the United States. This extensive and involved process gave the town of Crystal Springs the title “Tomato Capital of the World.”