There is perhaps no more unique town than Leland, Mississippi. It possesses a natural beauty, the centerpiece of which is Deer Creek that especially comes alive each Christmas with its lighted trees and floats. Its citizens are an industrious people whose achievements in varied fields have been recognized nationally for decades. What other small town can match Leland as the home of the creator of the Muppets, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, and musicians running the gamut from classical opera to the blues? With its proximity to Stoneville, the home of one of the world's largest agricultural research stations, Leland may be able to claim more advanced degrees per capita than any other non-college/university town in the state. Add to this the rich cultural heritage emanating from a myriad of ethnic groups and the fact that Leland has maintained a harmonious small-town ambiance, and you have a place residents affectionately call home and visitors wish they could. The history of Leland, Mississippi has been recorded in the book Leland, Mississippi: From Hellhole to Beauty Spot by Dorothy Love Turk. You can order the book on-line at Amazon.com.