Month: November 2011

Edible Mount Vernon

Speaking of Mt. Vernon, which you may recall we were doing earlier this week, it’s time for the annual Mt. Vernon gingerbread house, courtesy of former White House Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier. In this YouTube video, Chef Mesnier explains… Read More ›

Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Natchez

Today’s post is Chapter 8 in our series re-printing Frank Brooks’ “Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Stories about Streetcars,” originally published in 1983. View other posts in the series at the “Streetcars” tab. ——————————————————————– The quaint old city of Natchez… Read More ›

Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Meridian

When Meridianites voted on a streetcar referendum on July 23, 1925, only 316 citizens voted to retain trolley transportation. Less than six weeks after that vote, busses were already following much the same routes previously covered by the trolleys with the exception of a new business district loop.