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Mississippi Landmarks 2018

Our second “2018 Highlights” lists the historic properties that were designated as Mississippi Landmarks by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2018. The Mississippi Landmark designation isn’t the same as National Register listing, and to read about the… Read More ›

Head Out on the Highway: U.S. 49

Today’s post is the fifth in our reprint of the 1941 publication Mississippi Tourist Guide, which focused on the many attractions along Mississippi’s newly paved highways. (Check out the Intro if you missed it.)  U.S. Highway 49 At the progressive town of Clarksdale… Read More ›

MHT’s Preservation Toolkit

From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust comes an announcement of upcoming workshops from one end of the state to the other: Bay St. Louis, Clarksdale,  Cleveland, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Oxford, Pascagoula, aaaaand–whew!–Tupelo.

Who Were Those Sanborn Men?

In case you didn’t catch it, Thomas Rosell noted at the end of yesterday’s news roundup that the Library of Congress is gradually publishing its digitized collection of the full-color Sanborn Insurance Maps. Currently, Mississippi only has three sets: Pascagoula for… Read More ›

Roadside Mississippi: El Patio Motor Court, Laurel

Laurel’s El Patio Motor Court (1946) welcomed the increasing number of automobile tourists after World War II. The motor court’s Mission style evoked the Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts, the nation’s first motel chain, and unlike Mississippi’s two Alamos, the El Patio survives on Roadside Mississippi.