Monthly Archives: December 2016

Suzassippi and Rio will be back soon

Yep, been in Texas again.  Rio shares our week and sends his love with a video, which you can see over in Lottabusha County.

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Christmas Eve Brunch from France

Last week on Chez Le Rêve Français Amanda made a beautiful post about how to make a French Yorkie Scramble.  Although I have heard of Yorkshire pudding, I had not a clue as to what it was, or how to make it. … Continue reading

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Looking up: The past is the future

Originally opening as the Shushan Airport in 1934, the recently restored Lakefront Airport terminal is almost too much to take in.  Abe Shushan was part of the driving force behind the development of a new international airport for New Orleans … Continue reading

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New Orleans’ 1934 Shushan Airport

With the completion of the Shushan Airport, New Orleans takes its place among the great air transportation centers of the world. (Description of the buildings at Shushan Airport, Board of Levee Commissioners of the Orleans Levee District, 1934) Architects Weiss, Dreyfous, … Continue reading

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E. F. Young, Jr.: Meridian Entrepreneur

In addition to his manufacturing company, E. F. Young, Jr., Meridian, Mississippi’s only Negro manufacturer, owns and operates a beauty and barber shop with which is also conducted an efficient beauty school where barbers and beauticians are trained.  He is … Continue reading

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Looking beyond where you were looking

I have been planning a post on the E. L. Young Hotel in Meridian for some time now–ever since I took the photographs back in August.  The Young Hotel was part of the research on the Victor Green travel book–accommodations … Continue reading

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Mystery Corner Building: Canton TX

I know what you might be thinking, or at least, what I would be thinking if I saw this building on a historic downtown square….huh?  But, since I love history in its many forms, and I really do love mid-century … Continue reading

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J. T. Hodges, 1893, Canton TX

From It Is Reported– That J. T. Hodges’ stock of drugs, &c, at Canton, Texas, was damaged by fire on the 9th inst.  The loss is nearly covered by insurance. (Pharmaceutical Record and Weekly Market Review: A Technical and Business Journal for … Continue reading

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Gibtown Store

As previously discussed, I was in Gibtown, Jack County, Texas while in Texas during Thanksgiving week.  The store above was one of several in the community during its early years.  The store was located on the left end, toward the … Continue reading

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Jacksboro Tourist Court

Leaving Jacksboro for Graham, I passed the remains of an old tourist court on the edge of town (  Once common sites across the Texas in which I grew up, I was always especially fascinated by those rock buildings with … Continue reading

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