Thursday, July 23, 2015

South Spring Street, July 23, 2015

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 18, 2015

This fence acts as a screen between this small park in Tupelo and the railroad tracks.  The various panels tell a bit of the city's history.


Tupelo was the first city to receive electric power from the Tennessee Valley Authority.


The Golden Wave is the name of the high school sports teams.


Tupelo's main claim to fame:  Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo on January 8, 1935.


Gum Pond was Tupelo's original name.  The name was changed to Tupelo after the American Civil War and it was incorporated as a town in 1870.


Mill Village was built to house employees of the cotton mill built in 1901.  The old mill and the houses around it are being preserved as an historic district.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 18, 2015


Here is a wider view of the area.  The railroad track and decorative fence are just outside this photo to the left. This small park makes great use of the narrow strip of land between South Spring Street and the railroad tracks.  The chain-link/wire-mesh fence on the right encloses a basketball court on the other side of the street.

Have a wonderful day!

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13 comments:

  1. Hello lea, I like the painted murals on the fences. They look prettier than the chained link fence. Great fence find. Have a happy day!

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  2. Wow....I love the bright vivid colors here!!! Lots of character.

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    1. ps....wishing it would rain here!!! Lucky you. Oh and we've reached 99 degrees...but like you, not 100 yet. Maybe the heat index, for sure...but thermometer wise....not yet.

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  3. I can never hear the name Tupelo without thinking of Elvis, they just go together somehow. Love the painted fences, the mural of the tree trunk merges with the tree growing behind the fence to turn it into a 3D art installation. Remarkable.

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  4. Hi Lea, What a wonderful history lesson and great fence pics from Tupelo. Love this and all the info you share. The painted fences are awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day and weekend ahead. cm

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  5. neat way to share bits of the history!

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  6. That's a cool fence, thanks for sharing the history, I find it fascinating, especially that towns change their name.

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  7. I think I like Tupelo way better then Gum Pond. - How interesting to learn more of the history of Tupelo. Loving the pretty colorful fence and the Elvis silhouette on the fence.

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  8. The art work is wonderful on this fence. I just heard a trivia question about where Elvis was born. Now I know! heehee! Hugs, Diane

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  9. Really like your murals, they are a big on improvement on the chain fence, aren't they?

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