The concrete bridge allowed cars more access to U.S. Highway 90. A 22-foot stretch of paved highway opened from Gulfport to Biloxi.
D’Iberville concrete drawbridge replaces 1901 wooden Biloxi Back Bay Bridge
1927: Mississippi River floods 3 million acres of Delta Land
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
1927: Mississippians deal with devastating effects of flood of 1927
October 7, 1927: Charles Lindbergh lands Spirit of St. Louis at Davis Field in Jackson
Lindbergh was on a tour of 82 American cities, flying a distance of 22,000 miles.Link to the catalog