Back in June 2011 we shared some pictures of the French 40 & 8 (aka the Merci) Car being moved from behind the War Memorial & Old Capitol to its new home nearby, beside the GM&O Depot.
Earlier this week, our friends at MDAH held a dedication for the completed project. In attendance were members of Mississippi’s 40 & 8 society and several World War II veterans. Also in attendance were former Governor William Winter as well as the Honorary Consul of France to the state of Mississippi, Keltoum Rowland.
As with the train car move – our friends at MDAH shared some photos from the proceedings.
Categories: Cool Old Places, Historic Preservation, Jackson, MS Dept. of Archives and History, Preservation People/Events, Renovation Projects
What is the old GM&O Depot used fo now?
It was also recently renovated and now is home to the MDAH Museum Division Staff.
This is wonderful and so reminds me of my father.
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Great move by the MDAH (npi). The Merci Car once sat next to the walkway to the State Fairground and was viewed by tens of thousands through the years until the Fairground entrance was moved to High Street Since then I have watched it deteriorate through the decades and am glad to know that now it will be there for future generations.