SEC. 39-5-17. Acquisition of historic or prehistoric ruins, etc.
The board of supervisors of any county in the state, in its discretion, shall be authorized to acquire title by gift or grant the site of any historic or prehistoric ruin or monument or any object of historical, archeological or scientific value situated in said county, for public parks and reservations to be devoted solely to the educational and recreational advantages of the people, upon the written permission of the director of the department of archives and history of the State of Mississippi. Said board shall be authorized to expend in the maintenance of said public parks and reservations an amount not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) per annum out of the general funds of said county.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 6191; Laws, 1938, ch. 309.