~MISSISSIPPI~

Once I left New Orleans, I knew, my leisurely stroll through the South had ended. It was Friday afternoon and I had to be in Florida by Sunday afternoon. So I blitzed through Jackson and the Bienville National Forest. On this page and the following two or three pages you will see what I saw in 48 hours. I must say that what I saw of Mississippi was beautiful. I'll have to go back again. Probably on my way to New Orleans.
I hope you enjoy these photos of Mississippi.


The Capitol Building in Jackson




The capitol facade

A closer look

The Capitol at dusk

Mississippi's replica Liberty Bell
Fifty-five bells were struck as part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950 with the slogan "Save for Your Independence." They were given to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S Territories, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The Truman Library in Independence, MO has one (Harry was president) and one is in Annecy-le-Vieux, France the city where the replicas were cast in 1950.
The bells were to be displayed for the public and rung on patriotic occasions. Some are rather difficult to locate as they have been relegated to storage and/or refurbishing or to display in universities, libraries and museums.
Those I could find located near or in capitols as originally intended are pictured on these pages.

Mississipi Veterans Memorial

A Jackson church

The Bienville National Forest

More of the forest

Another view of the forest

Sundown over Mississippi

Music is "Mississippi"

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