Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards

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Located in the heart of Mississippi's piney woods, Hattiesburg was named by William H. Hardy in honor of his second wife, Hattie Lott Hardy. Incorporated in 1884, the town quickly established itself as a regional center of the yellow pine lumber industry, and by 1910 it was the fifth largest city in the state. During the 20th century higher education became an important part of the city's persona, with the establishment of William Carey College and The University of Southern Mississippi. Camp Shelby, established in 1917 to train soldiers for World War I, also trained soldiers for World War II, the Vietnam Conflict, the Persian Gulf War, and the War on Terror. Today, Hattiesburg is the center of a metropolitan area of over 110,000 people that encompasses Forrest and Lamar Counties.
ISBN: 9780738517124
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Mississippi
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Reagan L. Grimsley, a south Mississippi native, is an archivist and an assistant professor at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. In this striking collection of vintage images, Grimsley highlights the community he is proud to call “home.”
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