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Old Rodney Pictures

submitted by Sue B. Moore

 

I got the booklet The History of Rodney" by Marie Logan. Tucked inside the booklet were several color pictures of Rodney, taken in the 50's by the former owner, I think, of the booklet, Una Amsler.

"The Old Original Country Store Since 1875" Lorman, Mississippi. Cohn Bros., Inc. Mississippi's most exclusive gift shop. Heiman Cohn, Pres. E. T. Breithaupt, Sec, Treas. Obviously from the fifties - you can see a Cadillac with fins, parked on the right.

Rodney Presbyterian before restoration

What year was it restored?

" Ghost town of Rodney, Mississippi ... A popular settlement as early as 1765, then known as Petit Gulf. Named Rodney in 1828. In the 1840's, it was one of the leading river ports and commercial centers between St. Louis and New Orleans. Visited by notables such as Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson, and Zachary Taylor. Nearby, Aaron Burr surrendered in 1806. Started to decline when the Mississippi River changed its course in the 1870's."

(notice unrestored Rodney Presbyterian

 at the end if the street)

Locust Grove - on back she has written Home of Dr Nutt, scientist who developed rot-resistant strain of cotton and created "King Cotton" - now owned by heirs of Dr. Logan.
my note -Marie Logan who wrote the booklet on Rodney and the book on MS LA Border Country was the wife of Dr. Logan, so I guess she lived there??
Sue

 

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