Biloxi, named for the Native American tribe originating on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is the peninsula city picturesquely situated between the Gulf of Mexico's Mississippi Sound and the calm waters of Biloxi's Back Bay. Shaped by European exploration, Biloxi boasts many colorful stories and personalities. Images of America: Biloxi showcases the city's history, including tales about the seafood and canning industries, immigration, religion, centuries of tourism, gambling, and diversity, as well as the Keesler Air Force Base. Explore the birthplace of Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise, celebrated potter George E. Ohr, and Barq's Root Beer. The images presented in this book offer a glimpse into why Biloxi is a destination place for people near and far.
Author Bio: Authors Jamie Bounds Ellis and Jane B. Shambra comprise the staff of the local history and genealogy library of the Biloxi Public Library and Harrison County Library System. Ellis is the local history and genealogy librarian, and Shambra is the local history and genealogy library assistant. From the thousands of images archived in the Biloxi Public Library and Harrison County Library System's local history and genealogy library collections, the authors chose the best and most representative images from the past to reintroduce Biloxi in photographs.
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