Mississippi’s Downtown Renaissance

COLUMBUS. Three open air streetcars along with a brass band, a dog and many local dignitaries including Mayor J.T. Gunter, Percy Maer, B.A. Weaverm J.W. Steen, J.L. Walker, Judge L. Marx and Mr. Heard posed on the first day of trolley operations. Courtesy Cooper Postcard Collection, Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History.

COLUMBUS. Three open air streetcars along with a brass band, a dog and many local dignitaries including Mayor J.T. Gunter, Percy Maer, B.A. Weaverm J.W. Steen, J.L. Walker, Judge L. Marx and Mr. Heard posed on the first day of trolley operations. Courtesy Cooper Postcard Collection, Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History.

Thinking of all our friends around the state who are picking up the pieces today from this week’s tornadoes. In honor of these great towns, where so many good things are happening, I thought I would share a story from The Atlantic by James Fallows entitled A Song of America’s Downtowns. 

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/04/a-song-of-americas-downtowns/361020/



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  1. Great story with great ideas…..one can dream. When and if Vision and Creative Marketing meet willing Investors, this too could be accomplished in Mississippi.

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