Jackson

Memorial Day 2019

Walk through the somber courtyard of the War Memorial Building next door to the Old Capitol in Jackson and you’ll see three sets of aluminum doors. Walk even closer to see bas reliefs of implements of war throughout history.

Where’s the Fire?

I sat down to write today’s post with the intention of telling the story of the 1890 fire at Windsor, which someone mentioned in the comment’s to yesterday’s post. But my newspapers.com addiction got the better of me after I… Read More ›

National Register Listings, 2018

Last year saw seven new Mississippi places listed on the National Register, ranging from an African American public library to a post-World War II Jewish temple, two architecturally significant houses, and a church in Neshoba County that may or may not be nationally significant.

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 ›

In military lingo, MRBM = NHCEL

Congratulations to the intrepid Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model in Jackson, who received the designation of National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark from the American Society of Civil Engineers at a ceremony earlier this week!