Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad timetable, part 1. From "Railroads Gulf Mobile Ohio" subject file, MDAH.

Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad timetable, part 1. From “Railroads Gulf Mobile Ohio” subject file, MDAH.

The Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad formed in 1940 when the Mobile and Ohio line merged with the Gulf, Mobile, and Northern. This brochure promotes travel between St. Louis, Missouri, and Mobile, Alabama. Trains stopped in Jackson, Meridian, Laurel, and many places in between. The cost for a seat from New Orleans to Jackson? Seventy-five cents (see page six of the brochure).1

This timetable brochure is housed in the “Railroads Gulf Mobile and Ohio” subject file. Click here to view the brochure through its catalog record.

1 James H. Lemly, The Gulf, Mobile and Ohio: A Railroad That Had to Expand or Expire (Richard D. Irwin, 1953), introduction, http://www.acmeme.org/gmo/introduction.htm.

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Wesson Photograph Collection

On September 29, 2011, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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The Wesson Enterprise newspaper office. Call Number: PI/2000.0001, item 1 (MDAH Collection)

The Wesson Enterprise newspaper office. Call Number: PI/2000.0001, item 1 (MDAH Collection)

The Wesson (Miss.) Photographs Collection (PI/2000.0001) is comprised of thirty black and white photographs of and related to the town in Copiah County. The collection include city scenes of businesses, churches, and schools, as well as images of the inauguration of Governor Edmund Noel and the state fair.

Editor’s Note: The blog has been neglecting the task of announcing additions to our digital holdings (usually non-digitized items that have recently been scanned). The rest of this month’s blog posts will be dedicated to updating readers about collections that are now available to view online!

"Walk down the main street and you’ll probably pass 10 Pooles," Gloster, Miss. Collection. Call Number: PI/1982.0159 Number 5 (MDAH)

From the Gloster, Miss. Collection. Call Number: PI/1982.0159 Number 5 (MDAH)

This collection consists of twenty-five photographs of scenes in and around the town of Gloster in Amite County. Most of the images date from the 1920s to the 1940s, but there are several earlier photographs in the collection. View the photographs via the Gloster, Miss. collection catalog record (PI/1982.0159). Click “Create set of down-linked records” to view the records for the digitized images.

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View These Maps Online

On April 7, 2011, in Digital Archives, Maps, by Amanda
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Editor’s Note: The blog has been neglecting the task of announcing additions to our digital holdings (usually non-digitized items that have recently been scanned). The next few posts will be dedicated to updating readers about collections that are now available to view online!

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Theodore Roosevelt in McComb

On February 3, 2011, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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Theodore Roosevelt in McComb. Call Number: PI/CI/M33.6 (MDAH Collection)

Theodore Roosevelt in McComb. Call Number: PI/CI/M33.6 (MDAH Collection)

A crowd came out to greet the train of former President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) in McComb (Pike County) on March 11, 1911. Roosevelt would go on to run for president again in 1912. Perhaps this was an early publicity stop to garner support?

Illinois Central Depot, McComb, 1969. Call Number: PI/1987.0009 (MDAH Collection)

Illinois Central Depot, McComb, 1969. Call Number: PI/1987.0009 (MDAH Collection)

Speaking of trains, our Railroad Depot Post Card Collection has a number of images of train depots from around the state, many of which can be viewed in the Online Catalog. Simply type in “Railroad Depot Post Card Collection” on the search page, and when viewing the individual records, click “Link to Electronic Record” to view the photograph. This image of the Illinois Central Depot in McComb is from that collection.

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