Born in 1900, LeGrand “Doc” Capers witnessed many changes to his home town of
Capers also describes a visit to the Vicksburg Cotton Exchange.
Sarah Carter of
Carter recalls the decision to remain at home during the flood as boats became the only means of transportation.
Following WWII, advances in modern farming methods meant fewer jobs for rural Mississippians. In response, the Tupelo Community Development Foundation was formed to bring industrial jobs to
Before the advent of the self-service filling station in the 1970s, there was the full-service gas station. Here, uniformed attendants pumped gas, checked your car’s fluids, and even washed the windshield.
James and Ruby Wentworth of Meadville operated such a station during the 1940s. She recalls the demands of being a working wife and mother.
In 1955, director Elia Kazan came to