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Mississippi Loses Preservationist Libby Hollingsworth (1933-2016)

Libby Hollingsworth, one of Mississippi’s most passionate and gracious preservationists, died on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at her home in Port Gibson. If you’ve been around the Mississippi Heritage Trust for even just a little bit, you’ve no doubt met Libby and Al Hollingsworth, as they would have introduced themselves and made you feel welcome. 541 more words

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Auld Lang Syne: Friends We Lost in 2015

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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Fire Fiend Takes Two Historic Buildings in Port Gibson

According to the Natchez Democrat:

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.

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