Biloxi, Mississippi (Postcard History Series)

Overview

The city of Biloxi is rich in history spanning over 300 years. From its founding days as the first capital of the Louisiana Purchase to becoming "Seafood Capital of the World" and a world-class tourist destination in Hurricane Alley, many transitions have taken place. Every 30 or so years through the 20th century, Biloxi and the surrounding areas have experienced opportunities to start anew. This volume offers a look at the first eight decades of the last century through some of the postcard images from that ...

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Overview

The city of Biloxi is rich in history spanning over 300 years. From its founding days as the first capital of the Louisiana Purchase to becoming "Seafood Capital of the World" and a world-class tourist destination in Hurricane Alley, many transitions have taken place. Every 30 or so years through the 20th century, Biloxi and the surrounding areas have experienced opportunities to start anew. This volume offers a look at the first eight decades of the last century through some of the postcard images from that time. All in all, Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast have kept an eye on the past while rebuilding and looking to the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738591506
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/24/2012
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,388,274
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan J. and Joan C. Santa Cruz have been collecting local postcards for over 25 years and have been active in historical and genealogical endeavors of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jane B. Shambra, coauthor of Images of America: Biloxi, is local history and genealogy librarian of the Biloxi Public Library and the Harrison County Library System.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Grand Visit 9

2 Eat, Drink, and Stay 27

3 Nature's Bounty 43

4 It is All About Water 59

5 Where We Worshipped, Lived, and Shopped 77

6 The Public Sector 95

7 Extra, Extra, Read All About It 111

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