Friday, July 20, 2012

Cool Wall Murals from the Mississippi Hills

  Bukka White Mural (Booker T. Washington White ) – ABERDEEN MS
Photo by Bob Franks Fulton MS)

                       Howlin' Wolf mural – ABERDEEN MS
                                 (Photo by Bob Franks Fulton MS)

                 Albert King Mural – ABERDEEN MS
(Photo by Bob Franks Fulton MS)

                              Mural – AMORY  MS


                               Reed's Gumtree Bookstore – TUPELO MS 

                       Romie's Grocery - Jackson Street – TUPELO MS 

                                         Ice House 3D – TUPELO MS 


     Dr. Pepper Ad Mural - The Old Senter Drug Store Bldg West Main St - FULTON MS                                                      (Photo by Bob Franks Fulton MS)

                        Old Advertisement  - CORINTH MS
(Photo by Bob Franks Fulton MS) 

The Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area (MHNHA), designated by Congress and the President in April of 2009. Bounded approximately by Interstate 55 to the west and Highway 14 to the south, MHNHA covers 19 full counties and portions of 11 others in the northeastern part of the Magnolia state.
Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area represents a distinctive cultural landscape shaped largely by the dynamic intersection of Appalachian and Delta cultures, an intersection which produced a powerful concentration of nationally-significant cultural icons. Lasting contributions to our country’s musical and literary legacies were forged by Hills natives Elvis Presley, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Howlin’ Wolf, and Tammy Wynette. The heritage area seeks to interpret and share the stories of these individuals, as well as the legacies of Civil Rights pioneers James Meredith and Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

The Mississippi Hills join a network of 49 other National Heritage Areas across the country, which are charged with preserving, conserving and interpreting some of America’s greatest treasures.
To locate a National Heritage Area close by you check out the main web site for more information.