This week will be the last time you’ll be able to add important places to our preliminary list of 101 Mississippi Places to See Before You Die. I think I’ve kept up with the previous suggestions on our Master List page, and this will be the list we start to winnow down beginning next week, after we’ve all settled back down to business from our Christmas and New Year’s festivities. Read over the list and if you have an idea for a place not already there, go to our interactive post and add your place to the comment string.
By next week, I’ll have tallied the total yay and nay votes for each place and we’ll have a good picture of which properties automatically go on the list and those that we need to vote on more formally through a real online poll like we did for our favorite architectural style. For instance, I think the Old Capitol, New Capitol, and Longwood will be “for sure” on the list without any further polling, but sites that are less known statewide will go back for a second round of polling so we can weed ourselves down to our goal of 101 Places.
Once we reach that goal, we’ll post the list as a page that can be accessed 24/7, but I’d also like to gradually add photographs and a brief description for each place. Wouldn’t that make a great group project for the MissPres universe in the coming year?
Categories: Historic Preservation