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Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South

In 1949, Alan Schafer opened South of the Border, a beer stand located on bucolic farmland in Dillon County, South Carolina, near the border separating North and South Carolina. Even at its beginning, ...

Three Years in Wonderland

While the success of Disneyland is largely credited to Walt and Roy Disney, there was a third, mostly forgotten dynamo instrumental to the development of the park—fast-talking Texan C. V. Wood. Three ...

George Ohr

The late nineteenth-century Biloxi potter, George Ohr, was considered an eccentric in his time but has emerged as a major figure in American art since the discovery of thousands of examples of his work ...

New Orleans Memories

By Carolyn Kolb
Categories: Louisiana

Carolyn Kolb provides a delightful and detailed look into the heart of her city, New Orleans. She is a former Times-Picayune reporter and current columnist for New Orleans Magazine, where versions of ...

New Delta Rising

By Magdalena Solé
Introduction by Rick Bragg
Text by Barry H. Smith & Tom Lassiter
Categories: Mississippi

The Mississippi Delta has been called “the most southern place on earth. ” This fertile expanse of flat land sprawls along the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee, southward to Vicksburg, Mississippi. ...

Looking Back Mississippi

For the past three decades, historian and archivist Forrest Lamar Cooper has written a regular column for Mississippi Magazine about unusual, fascinating aspects of the state's history, culture, products, ...

Louisiana Rambles

By Ian McNulty
Categories: Louisiana

After Hurricane Katrina laid bare the fragility and environmental peril of South Louisiana, author Ian McNulty set out on a series of daytrips to delve into the area's diverse cultural landscapes. He ...

Madame Vieux Carre

By Scott S. Ellis
Categories: Louisiana

Celebrated in media and myth, New Orleans's French Quarter (Vieux Carré) was the original settlement of what became the city of New Orleans. In Madame Vieux Carré, Scott S. Ellis presents the social ...


Compiled by Works Progress Administration
Introduction by Robert S. McElvaine
Categories: Mississippi

Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State was part of a nationwide series of guides in the 1930s that created work during the Depression for artists, writers, teachers, librarians, and other professionals. ...

Highway 51

By Gloria Norris
Photographs by Gloria Norris
Introduction by Rick Bass
Categories: Mississippi

From the blue suede intonations of Elvis's Graceland in Memphis to the columnar austerity of mansions along State Street in Jackson, Highway 51 flows, an artery of commerce, music, and literary interchange. ...