Saturday, August 11, 2007

Society Adds More Archival Photographs and Digital Images Online

As part of its ongoing project of digitizing more material relating to the history and heritage of Itawamba County, The Itawamba Historical Society has added two more collections to its online archives. One special collection is photographs taken of Mantachie during 1920. These photographs vividly illustrate the importance of the small town business district during the early 1920's and features various scenes of current Church Street near the historical society's headquarters. Featured in the photographs are various buildings and street scenes showing the town packed with shoppers on a busy Saturday.

The society has also digitized a 1934 history and church directory of Fulton Station Methodist Episcopal Church South (presently First United Methodist Church in Fulton). This 12-page booklet was privately printed during 1934 and features an indepth history of the church written during 1934 by Fulton historian and church member Zereda Greene. Also featured in the booklet are advertisements from various businesses and a church membership roll.

The society is continously adding new material to its online archives with special emphasis on digitizing source material. Look for many new exciting additions to this collection in the near future.

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