This photograph entitled “Mississippi River Bridge,” by Emmett L. King, is included in the Picturing America, Reflecting Mississippi project. “Mississippi River Bridge” shows the bridge at Vicksburg, dedicated in May 1930, and christened with bottles of water taken from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans because the bridge served as the link between coasts, by way
Welcome to “A Sense of Place,” the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s new blog, where we will explore historic documents, photographs, artifacts, and sites that tell the story of our state.
Created in 1902, MDAH is the nation’s second-oldest state department of archives and history. The department oversees the finest existing collection of documents and artifacts related to the history of Mississippi. MDAH is a comprehensive historical agency, administering the official state archives in Jackson, historic preservation programs, and museums and historic sites around the state.
On some days the blog will highlight specific dates and events in Mississippi history. At other times we will present an interesting item from the collection. Check back regularly and explore the rich history of Mississippi with us.
Please contact us with any questions or comments:Mississippi Department of Archives and History P.O. Box 571 Jackson, MS 39205 601-576-6850 Email us