Mississippi Streets: Richton, c.1910

I like this postcard because of its obvious hand-tinting, but Richton has changed so much since its boom years as a lumber producer that I couldn’t really find where this view was taken. My best guess is that this is the corner of S. Cypress and Cedar streets, which would have been just north of the big Richton Planing Mill, which was roughly where Perry General Hospital is now.

From Bird’s-eye view of Richton, Miss. Sysid 94339. Scanned as tiff in 2008/05/27 by MDAH. Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Cooper Postcard Collection.

From Bird’s-eye view of Richton, Miss. Sysid 94339. Scanned as tiff in 2008/05/27 by MDAH. Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Cooper Postcard Collection.


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  1. thanks for sharing this! I grew up in Hattiesburg, and, because we had family friends in richton, we occasionally visited there. it wasn’t much in the 1950s/60s–certainly not like this view– and, ‘course, is probably ‘less’ now(haven’t been there in years)– but, this view shows that it was ‘somewhere’ ca. 1910.

    by the way, the cooper post card collection, now at mdah, is incredible–and, it’s wonderful that it’s online! I thought I had looked at most of the images some time ago, but, missed this one. and, for those of you who might now ‘discover’ that resource, be aware that there are no postcards of Jackson—I have been told that mr cooper has kept them in order do use such for a book on Jackson–of course, his prerogative!

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