Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pilgrimage, Part III: Hernando to Southaven

Taking up where this left off.

I'm sure that those of you who read this blog frequently have always wondered where the meat market formerly known as The Red Square is. Well, here it is--right past the church.

I keep thinking this say, "Muther Shop," but no.

Kind of speaks for itself.

These tracks mark the delineation between the newer and older parts of the town. They are the same tracks that we crossed here. I don't think that the building on the right was really the old depot,but I think it's where it was.

Okay, I said it was the old part of the town--obviously really old. I know you all wonder what happened to Fred and Betty after their TV show was cancelled, well I think they moved to Mississippi and started their own business. I was hoping to interview them, but it was Saturday and no one was there.

I know you've heard of the summer White House, well this is the southern White House--really far southern.

See more old stuff.

Really valuable old stuff.

Now, I wouldn't want to say that anybody had stolen this street sign from a street by this name in Memphis, but . . .

Can't get very far away from this guy around here.

One thing I like about this area is that it's very eclectic. You can see these really nice, ante-bellum homes cheek-by-jowl with just about anything.

This is an old dogtrot cabin that they moved into town to serve as part of the county museum. It's pretty much what my house would have looked like when it was first built. I tried to get a shot through the dogtrot, but it didn't come out. One thing I found out about these houses that I thought was interesting is that you can find them all over the United States built with whatever building materials were handy there.

By the time we got here, this place looked pretty tempting, but again--Saturday.


Oh, now I see.

Well, I think that's about all for today. I'll post the rest of this walk and the really delightful ending tomorrow.



  1. Are you saying the tennis court is part of the church?

    Now I'm going to have "FROM the TOWN of BEDrock, they're a page right out of his-to-ry" stuck in my head.

    But it's a nice post anyway.

  2. Well, the tennis court is next to the church and it's called Church Park, but I don't know if it actually belongs to the church, although there's some PCA offices buildings there, so it might. Anyway, I just thought the juxtaposition of those words and the tennis court was funny.

    I hadn't even thought about that song until I read it hear, but you have successfully tagged me.