Mississippi Streets: 1910s Vicksburg

SOUTH STREET is one of the cross streets of the city; while not one of the most important thoroughfares, it presents a pleasing appearance. The buildings are from three to four stories in heigh, many of them attractve types of a bygone day and generation.

SOUTH STREET is one of the cross streets of the city; while not one of the most important thoroughfares, it presents a pleasing appearance. The buildings are from three to four stories in height, many of them attractive types of a bygone day and generation.



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  1. These and other early post cards show what a bustling, prosperous, and progressive city Vicksburg was in the early 20th century. It had river access, history, manufacturing, and agriculture. Today it still has river access and agriculture, with the addition of tourism, casinos, I-20 access, and steady Federal government employment. So why does Vicksburg languish in a deep sleep? A recent visitor from California said she was surprised the place looks so shoddy. And she was right: houses are dilapidated, streets crumbling. Downtown is full of empty lots that once contained warehouses, factories, or homes like the ones in the picture above. I am baffled.

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    • Sometimes, a couple of different things happen;,people come in that do not have a long history here, see ways to make money, become so greedy for themselves they don’t have the heart of the city in mind, or, people just become very complacent as the city continues to deteriorate,……or, both!

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  2. Many homes that appear to be of the same period as the postcard can be seen on many of the streets near and around the area where Halls Ferry and Cherry St intersect.

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  3. This is one incredible picture.

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