D’Iberville concrete drawbridge replaces 1901 wooden Biloxi Back Bay Bridge

Automobile License Tag and Holder
Automobile License Tag and Holder

The concrete bridge allowed cars more access to U.S. Highway 90.  A 22-foot stretch of paved highway opened from Gulfport to Biloxi.

1927: Mississippi River floods 3 million acres of Delta Land

Kerosene Lantern Used in Flood
Kerosene Lantern Used in Flood

The worst natural disaster in American history flooded 27,000 square miles in 170 counties across 7 states.  The flood displaced 700,000 people and killed hundreds more.

Image:  Guards used lanterns like this one while patrolling the levee at night looking for structural weaknesses that could become a break or crevasse.

1927: Dennis Murphree becomes Mississippi’s forty-second governor

Governor Dennis Murphree
Governor Dennis Murphree

Murphree served from 1927 to 1928.

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1927: Mississippians deal with devastating effects of flood of 1927

Family tries to save automobile from flood waters, Greenville
Family tries to save automobile from flood waters, Greenville
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October 7, 1927: Charles Lindbergh lands Spirit of St. Louis at Davis Field in Jackson

Banquet program announcement honoring Lindbergh, Jackson
Banquet program announcement honoring Lindbergh, Jackson

Lindbergh was on a tour of 82 American cities, flying a distance of 22,000 miles.

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