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Everyone loves a comeback, and Wilson’s is one for the ages. Founded in 1886 as a hub for timber and cotton production, the town fell into disrepair in the 1950s as agricultural work declined and residents moved elsewhere. Then, in 2010, the Lawrence Group acquired it as part of a larger land purchase. “It was an opportunity to not only restores Wilson to its former glory, but make it a hub of food and culture in the Delta while staying true to its roots,” says Norbert Mede, who heads up the town’s development.