Natchez, Mississippi: Grave of Tripod the Cat

Beloved feral mascot of Natchez. Tripod's tombstone is on the front lawn of city hall. Engraved "The City's Kitty," the illustration shows that Tripod had only three legs.
124 S. Pearl St., Natchez, MS
Downtown. On the front lawn of city hall, at the corner of S. Pearl and Market Sts.
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Grave of Tripod the Cat

Tripod supposedly moved into city hall and became such a fixture that when the cat died the entire town chipped in to have a gravestone made [RA: two local monument companies donated the tombstone]. Local legend is that the cat was so loved that when the donations were tallied the dead cat had more money than the city.

[Anonymous, 10/29/2017]

Three-legged, toothless Tripod the Cat entered city hall in 1979, died and was buried after an official funeral in 1983.

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