WIGGINS GIRL DESIGNS COMIC STRIP COSTUMES
“Followers of the Dixie Dugan comic strip in the (Hattiesburg) “American” may be surprised to find that the costumes of the five girl characters in today’s (sometime in the 1930s-1940s) sketch on the comic page were all designed by a South Mississippian, Miss Bessie Merle Breland of Wiggins.
Miss Breland is credited with the designs in a note in the lower left had corner of the strip.”
Miss Breland was later married and became Mrs. Bessie Merle Peacock, who was a community minded and generous lady. (Owner of Peacock Bed & Breakfast)
For more information, check out – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Dugan