I had the best time on a walking tour of downtown Meridian with mom, Aunt Carol, and Colin. I’ve gone there countless times in my life, but I’ve never taken the time to admire the architecture and history of this smashing city.
Meridian, Mississippi was established in 1860. It is home to Jimmie Rogers, who is known as “The Father of Country Music”. The Highland Park Dentzel Carousel is a renowned attraction in Meridian. The carousel, a National Historic Landmark, has been in operation since 1909. It is so spectacular and incredible because it’s the only two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie in the entire world!
BB King, Jimmie Rogers, Eudroa Welty, Tennessee Williams, Sela Ward, Morgan Freeman (I love Morgan Freeman…), and Marty Stuart all have “Hollywood” stars on the sidewalk outside of the Riley Center. Lots of cool things happen at the Riley Center! I just found out Wilson Phillips is performing there on March 25…I love the movie Bridesmaids… “Some day somebody’s gonna make you want to turn around and say goodbye. Until then baby are you going to let them hold you down and make you cry. Dont you know?” Why yes…..I was dancing around in my kitchen just then…So, where was I??? Oh, yes, to find out more about the happenings and the history of the Riley center check out this website! http://www.msurileycenter.com/index.cfm
I hope you enjoyed that little peek inside of Meridian, Mississippi! The next blog will be about Etsy Jewelry Shopping…cannot wait to share with you all of the amazing statement jewelry…
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