2015 has been a rough year for Mississippi’s historic buildings. Fire, storms, economic hardship, and public officials with no vision (a class of people who I hope will never receive an iota of sympathy here on MissPres no matter how old and soft I get) took many away from us. 674 more words
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According to the Natchez Democrat:
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An abandoned service station and former hotel building were destroyed in the fire, the dispatcher said. The building was once reportedly home to the African-American entertainers of the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, which have a Mississippi Blues Trail marker at the building’s location.
As a native of small town Mississippi, it gets tempting to dream of big cities, bright lights, and year-round entertainment. What I have learned, though, is that if you just stop and look around, you can find a wealth of history, entertainment, and enough good food to last you a life time. 1,291 more words