Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tupelo Area Picture Postcards Book is Available
This afternoon I had a pleasant visit with Bill Lyle and Mem Leake (pictured left to right) of Tupelo in neighboring Lee County. We had a pleasant conversation about Tupelo’s history and many of the old Tupelo families with Itawamba County roots. Tupelo was established in Itawamba County prior to the Civil War and became a part of the new county of Lee during 1867 as did the other western Itawamba County towns of Verona, Shannon, Guntown, Saltillo and Baldwyn. We discussed the book, Tupelo Area Picture Postcards: Greetings from Tupelo, Miss. This 66-page full-color book was published last year as a joint effort of the Northeast Mississippi Historical and Genealogical Society and the Oren Dunn City Museum. Featuring 120 postcard reproductions, this most interesting book offers a glimpse of Tupelo and the surrounding area from 1907 through 1955.
Serving on the Postcard Book Committee were Boyd Yarbrough, Mem Leake, Bill Lyle, Juluian Riley and David Baker. The book is $39.95 with proceeds going to the Oren Dunn City Museum and The Northeast Mississippi Historical and Genealogical Society. It is available for purchase at five locations: Reed’s Bookstore, the Lee County Library Friends gift shop, Village Green Bookstore, Oren Dunn Museum all in Tupelo, and Miss Ruth’s Diner in Verona. This book would most definitely make an excellent gift for the historian in the family!