Name That Place 11.5.2

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  1. This sign is in Port Gibson, across street from Courthouse

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  2. Red Goose Shoes was founded in St. Louis in 1869 as Gieseke, D’Oench and Hayes. The “goose” in the name comes from Gieseke, which is goose in German. The company later merged into the International Shoe Company.

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  3. This sign is significant because it is just a small reminder of a once thriving jewish community in Port Gibson. Here is a 1991 article in the NY Times on the subject: http://www.nytimes.com/1991/09/29/us/small-town-south-clings-to-jewish-history.html

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  4. According to MDAH the building itself was constructed somewhere around 1870.

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    • The former mercantile building houses Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, known for its quilting and other cultural programs. Its annual Pieces and Strings quilt exhibition is open now through the end of April.

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