Southwest Mississippi Region




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This postcard features the main entrance to the reservation laboratory complex of the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, a driveway divided by a median bearing the sign for the facility . A long, tan, brick building with eight brick columns across the front is pictured behind the driveway. A large tree is on the left end of the building, a flagpole with the United States flag stands in the middle in front of the building and trees are seen behind the building. A paragraph on the back of the card states "U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi...Main entrance to the 600-acre reservation laboratory complex, the principal reservation laboratory complex, the principal research, testing, and development facility of the Corps of Engineers in the scientific fields of hydraulics, soil mechanics, concrete, mobility of military vehicles, nuclear weapons effects, and flexible pavement design. Open daily to the public Monday through Friday, with free guided tourist at 10:00 A. M. and 2:00 P. M." Classic southern imagery is illustrated along the left edges of the card and a logo for "A Deep South Card" is in the top center.


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Postcards; Engineering experiment stations

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Vicksburg, (Miss.)

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Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, Southwest Mississippi Region



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Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)


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U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Reservation Laboratory Complex Entrance, Vicksburg, Mississippi