Vacation Postcards: Motel Dixiana, Vicksburg

MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.

MOTEL DIXIANA, Vicksburg, Miss. Complete in every detail. Air-Conditioned. Restaurant Connecting.



Categories: Hotels, Vicksburg

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  1. The Dixiana is still there. Its on south Washington Street. Before the interstate was built, it would be one of the first places someone coming in to town would see. It is directly across the street from a scenic overlook of the river which has a civil war era cannon called “The Widow Blakely” sitting up on top of the hill where a confederate battery was located.
    Dixiana Motel
    4041 Washington St
    Vicksburg, MS 39180-5274
    (601) 631-6940

    Google Maps Street View link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=South+Washington+Street,+Vicksburg,+MS&aq=1&sll=32.295096,-90.836493&sspn=0.009378,0.021136&g=Washington+Circle,+Vicksburg,+MS&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=S+Washington+St,+Vicksburg,+Mississippi&ll=32.319535,-90.896782&spn=0.004687,0.010568&t=h&z=17&iwloc=lyrftr:h,15098477295066125456,32.319452,-90.896426&layer=c&cbll=32.319535,-90.896782&panoid=lts3KGsOmxyfo303VkgHVg&cbp=12,105.4,,0,0

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  2. Growing up in Vicksburg, I always viewed these pristine little motor courts along Hwy 61 and Hwy 80 as so thrilling and exotic – full of potentiality and traveling people. And I would often only see them from a back seat of a station wagon as I was leaving town myself on some sort of family adventure on the 2-lane blacktop through kudzu-enshrouded hills. I later saw that sort of potentiality in the characters of Walker Percy and Richard Ford – a chance encounter could bring all sorts of significance. Then as a teenager I witnessed these little gems declining into disrepair and disrepute. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one like this could be saved and its potentiality recaptured?

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