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Corinth celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 1954. All photos contained in this collection were given to The Crossroads Museum by the Northeast Mississippi Regional Library. The photos were taken by local photographer Grady Peery.

This letter was in with the photos describing the event:

Centennial

We had a lot of fun that week;
We all let down our hair.
We donned old-fashioned dresses,
And derbies, debonair.
Each girl looked cute --- just like the girl
That married dear old Dad.
The body all looked like grandpa,
When grandpa was a lad.
Our streets rang out with laughter;
Our quarrels were passe;
And oft the "Colonel's Lady"
With "Judy O'Grady" would play.
And sisterhood and brotherhood
Filled every Corinth heart.
Why can't it be Centennial
Each day in home and mart?

--------V.A. Grant



Judy Pannel

Old Time Transportation

"Ridin' Sidesaddle"

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Gant

Diane Burnett, Peggy Faires (queen), Ann Anderson, Shirley Murrah, Martha Youndy, Jo Ann Biggers, Dixie Hancock

Diane Burnett and Peggy Faires (queen)

 


Carolyn Godwin, Savannah Tn



"Y'all come to Savannah, TN Catfish Derby, June 30, 1954

 


Tupelo High School Band


Bob Shirley (hat), Mary Lena Perry (front), Frances Shelton, and Cliff Seymour (rear seat)


Mrs. Tom Bush, Chamber of Commerce Float


Kyle Stoop (driver), Melanie Honeycutt (left), and Mary Ann Davidson (right)


Diane Burnett, Peggy Faires (queen), Ann Anderson, Shirly Murrah, Martha Young, Jo Ann Biggers, Dixie Hancock, Martha Isom



Sheffield AL. High School Band

 


Station Wagon, Modell 1900 with Vinne McDonald (driver)

 


Indian Queen, Iuka. Iuka/Pickwick Dam Float with Dorothy Barnett(Indian Queen)

 


Clifford Boatman (rear), Mabel McRae, and Maury McRae


Savannah, TN's Famous Catfish Float


R.T. Darwin, Dennis Criswell, and Homer Criswell


Lorell Gatties, Vada Gee, and Leila Smith (rear)


Vada Gee, Lorell Gattis, and "Pie" Peerey


Mabel McRae, Maury McRae, and "Pie" Peerey



James Babb and Dennis Criswell (left)


Johnny Lynch


Hon Gordon Browning, former Gov of TN, the Principal Speaker

On Stand, left to right, Paul T. Jones, Frank Berry, Will Tom Abernathy, John D. Mercier, N.S. (Soggy) Sweat


Oscar Robbins, President, Corinth Centennial, Inc


Oscar Robbins with his favorite dog


Oscar Robbins and wife Mary Robbins


Mary Robbins, Oscar Robbins, and Mrs Grady Peerey


Oscar Robbins and Grady Peerey


Oscar Robbins and Mrs. Grady Peerey


Bill Key and Mercell Baldwin


Carl T Williams and Willie Coleman



"Slave Market Float" Sweetie Grayton (driving),Mose Cox (former slave), and L.V. Walker (holding sign)


Tupelo High School Band


Sheffield AL High School Majorettes


Corinth High School Band


"Emancipation Proclamation" Float; Sam Jones (standing)


Model 1893


Colored High School Band, Clarksdale, MS


Annie Maxie King (left), Bertha Walker (center), and Lena Faye Thomason (right)


A "Hoover Wagon" Load
Mrs. Ez Grayson (left) and Ez Grayson (driving)


Gladys King (right front) and Corinth Negro Citizens, William Grayson (standing)


Everett Lancaster, Ben Arthur Ledbetter, and Frank Madden


Co H, 155th Infantry


Marjorie Timmons


Flouncing and Bouncing Along


Janis Kemp


Mr and Mrs Joe Van Dyke (center) and interested spectators


N. G. Bishop


Mrs Tillie Parrish, Mrs Sue Curtis, and Jackie Curtis


Ann Harland Green and Brenda Green

Unknown


Don Armstrong


Perry A. Johns Post No. 6 American Legion


Col Roscoe Turner, Mayor Leslie Horn, Leroy Gray and Wm. R.Stewart


The Passing Show of "54


Loretta Borroum and Bo Mitchell


Mrs Tillie Parrish, Mrs Sue Curtis, and Jackie Curtis


Marty Madden


Lugenia Epperson


Marilee Munger


Giving Her Pet a Lift


Gary Henson


Marcia Green Moore (with nurse)


Becky Nash, Holly Nash, and Clifford Boatman


Mr and Mrs Barney Brice Whitehurst, daughter. Lloyd Smith (right)


Heber Haynes and Page Haynes


Stanley Bennett


B.T. Whitfield and Mrs Maude Smith


James F Webb


Dr W.T. McMahan


J.L. Borroum (front), Mrs Ralph Dodd and Ralph Dodd


Delois Cooley


Reid Box (mounted), N.S. (Soggy) Sweat, Jr., and young admirer


Judy Marlow (left), Ann Marlow, Mrs Lillian Marlow, Jack Marlow,and S.L. Marlow


Mrs Grady Johnson and children, Sherry, Johnson, and Gary


David M Palmer


Martha Helen Nash, Holley Nash, Becky Nash, and Sally Nash


J.L. Borroum and Loretta Borroum. Charlie Graham


Jeff Briggs, Gertrude Briggs, Ludia Blankenship and Ralph Dodd (to right)


Camille, Beverly and "Bo" Mitchell


Mrs Fadra Dodd, Mrs Ruby Dean, Myra Dodd and Andre Dodd


E.S. Perkins


Mrs T.T. Weaver


Ruth Mowery, Robert Heyer, Jr, and Douglas Cochran


Mrs. Chas Ray, Sr, and Ely B Mitchell


Christian Crowder, Valaice McDaniel, Jackie McDaniel, Earl Crowder, Doris Inman, and Granville Inman


L.H. Belling, Memphis, TN, and "Sonny" Deckeshot, Milan , TN


Fred Thiesen, Connie Wilkins (Memphis, TN), and Mrs. Fred Thiesen


Mr and Mrs Grady Johnson and children


Did they meet on the corner and gossip 100 years ago?


Mayor Leslie Horn


Virginia Sharp


Waitin for the Parade, Joe L Cain (with camera)


Nelda McClamroch (front), Ann Anderson, Jo Ann Biggers, Diane Burnett, and Martha Young


Announcing…


The Sisters of the Swish


Drill Team, Shiloh Park Citizens Association


The Drill Team is Sponsored by Savannah, TN, Lions Club


Peggy Faires, Corinth's Hospitality Queen


Corinth's Hospitality Center played a major part in winning the $1,000 award


Governor Hugh White visits Corinth to present $1,000 check to Mississippi's most hospitable city of 1954 - July 28th


These will carry on Corinth's hospitable tradition (4-H Club Float)


Mabel and Dr Maury McRae


George Chambers and Dr. W.L. Stroup (in bonnet)


Billy Briggs and Marie Briggs


American Legion Color Guard


Rob Heyer, Jr, John D Mercier, and W.E. Counce


Harold Hinton


Robert Heyer Sr and Virgie Heyer


Diane Burnett, Peggy Faires (queen), Ann Anderson and Shirley Murrah


Howard Roberson, Jan Worsham and Pat Robertson


Gracie Harrison and Pheobe Hopper


The Poor Fish Couldn't Resist Such Bait


Miss Edna Khyat, Mississippi's Miss Hospitality


"Who Said Corinth's a one Horse Town?" Billy and Marie Briggs


Corinth High School Band, June Carroll (majorette)


Lt. Gov. Carroll Gartin and Mayor Leslie Horn


Bobby Worsham and Marie Rhoades


4-H Club Float


Here's To The Next 100!


Chickasaw Indian Treaty (scenes from "The Corinth Story"Pageant)


Peggy Faires crowned Centennial Queen by Mayor Leslie Horn


Hinkle Creek Community "Where Our Best Cooks Grow"


There's an Old Spinning Wheel on the Corner


Alcorn County Youth - Two Queens and a King

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