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Greenwood grew from a ramshackle cotton-shipping outpost on the edge of the untamed Delta into the "Cotton Capital of the World." The saloons and shops along Front Street gave way to a vibrant downtown and fine residential districts. As cotton's post–Civil War resurgence gained steam, the burgeoning economy of Greenwood was reflected in such architectural masterpieces as the Leflore County Courthouse, the First Methodist Church, the old Greenwood High School, Fountain's Store, and the Keesler Bridge. Postcard photographers set up their cameras to capture the buildings and activities of this fascinating Yazoo River town for posterity. Many long-vanished structures and old favorites that have been revitalized come to life in Postcard History Series: Greenwood.
ISBN: 9780738567860
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Mississippi
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Donny Whitehead, a native of Greenwood, has been researching the town's history and collecting vintage postcards for many years. Coauthor Mary Carol Miller, also a Greenwood native, has written several books on Mississippi's historic architecture.
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