Quisenberry Library Historian, archivist and author Forrest Cooper of Florence has for over 30 years written a regular column for Mississippi Magazine about unusual, fascinating aspects of the state’s history, culture, products, and people. Whether describing the Jubilee Beverage Company of Jackson, the origins of the Mississippi State Fair, a Mississippi veteran who fought at Iwo Jima, or Biloxi’s Riviera Hotel, Cooper’s “Looking Back” columns are thoroughly researched and written with verve and clarity. Looking Back Mississippi: Towns and Places collects 39 of Cooper’s best essays on the various cities, towns, dwellings, parks, and institutions of historical resonance. Covering all corners of the state, from the mid-1800s to the 1930s, the volume offers an engaging history of the state, emphasizing the obscure and small-scale over the big picture. Photographic and illustrative postcards from Cooper’s private collection enhance his work that covers the state, north to south.
February 2, 6:30 p.m. Quisenberry Library-Historian, archivist and author Forrest Cooper of Florence will speak on his work that focuses on fascinating aspects of the state’s history, culture, products, and people.
Historian, Archivist and Author Forrest Cooper who writes about unusual and fascinating aspects of the state’s history and culture will be at the Clinton Library Feb.2 at 6:30PM.
He will give an interesting and informative talk based on his Looking Back Mississippi, Towns and Places which is a collection of 39 essays and the articles that cover all corners of the state from the mid 1800’s- to the 1930’s.