Monday, September 19, 2016

Greenville MS Confederate Sights - Downtown Library, Shelby Foote

This summer we traveled to Greenville MS again.  Greenville MS is situated on the west side of the state on the Mississippi River.  Greenville is close to Yazoo MS where Confederate ironclads were built during the War for Southern Independence.  On previous visits (see other blog posts here), the Confederate monument and veteran's graves were seen.  We stayed at the historic Greenville Inn and Suites downtown directly on the riverfront.  This renovated casino hotel was formerly a bank and the breakfast area is actually served in an old vault.  This trip we visited the Greenville city public library where they had a display recognizing famous local authors.  Among these was Shelby Foote who wrote his acclaimed three volume Pulitzer Prize nominated "The Civil War" over a twenty year period.  Foote was born in Greenville in 1918 and wrote many of his works in this city starting in high school. Foote is now living in Memphis TN.
Greenville Inn and Suites

Foote Exhibit at Greenville Public Library

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