Meridian, MS

Meridian, Mississippi, a railroad center, was trashed by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in 1864, leveled by a catastrophic tornado in 1906, and, in 1964, it was the town to which civil rights workers James Cheney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman failed to return, after being kidnapped, murdered and buried by Klansmen. But in between disasters — 1907 to 1933 — the town was graced by this lovely Italianate post office with its balconied tower.

This card was posted in Meridian on November 10, 1907, and received two days later in Nashua, NH, with the message, “A very pretty town and beautiful weather warm as July.”

PO Meridian MI

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