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Jackson celebrates the history of Mississippi's capital city with more than 200 photographs from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the National Archives, and university collections. From its start as a settlement on LeFleur's Bluff overlooking the Pearl River to its present-day position as one of the leading cities of the New South, Jackson's history is one of change, colorful characters, and a uniquely Southern atmosphere. Beginning with a tour of one of the city's oldest and best-known streets, Jackson features the work of outstanding local photographers and combines detailed historical narratives with entertaining stories about ordinary Jacksonians. From the club president who saved a magnolia tree by staging a protest in its branches to the photographer who opened his first studio in a tent, this compelling visual history revisits familiar landmarks and people from Jackson's past.
ISBN: 9780738543253
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Mississippi
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Jackson, author Julie L. Kimbrough has compiled a fascinating look at the city that is the political and economic center of Mississippi. Memorable photographs offer a glimpse of life in Jackson from 1870 to 1950—a time of extraordinary growth, hardship, and change.
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