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This postcard features a black and white image of a park-like setting at Logtown, Mississippi on the Pearl River, with moss covered trees and sitting benches. The image shows a family fishing and a couple seated on a riverside bench. Logtown is now a ghost town located in Hancock County, Mississippi. It is one of several ghost towns situated within the 125,000-acre acoustic buffer zone of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center. It stood along the banks of the Pearl River and had been the site of a very large sawmill and logging community. "C. D. Coch P and L, Logtown, Miss" is written in the lower right edge of the image. An inscription is written along the bottom edge of the card. The back of the card is addressed to Mrs. E. L. Clay in Tyler, Texas. The card is postmarked Pearlington, Miss., June 29, 1909 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed upside down in the upper right corner. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
[on the front] We are staying about 2 mi. form this place right on the river bank. [on the back] I wish I had time to wirte a letter but time is very full down here We will be home Sat. or Sun. Favre [sic]
rivers; river bank; Logtown, MS; Mississippi Gulf Coast; Hancock County, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 4, Mississippi Coastal Region
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C. D. Coch P and L, Logtown, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University