My latest photo shoot found me in the little town of Edwards, Mississippi, which is about 16 miles east of Vicksburg, in Hinds County ...
Edwards' claim to fame is that the final scene in the movie Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou? was shot there. Here is a clip of that scene, if you would like to see it. Be sure to notice the bridge in the background.
That wonderful old wooden bridge was torn down in the name of "progress," and replaced with this new one.
I don't know if you can tell by looking at the pictures, but that bridge goes almost straight up and straight down. In fact, it is so steep that right after it opened, an 18-wheeler's trailer was teeter-tottering as it went over the crest. So much for progress!
One of my favorite landmarks in Edwards is its rusty old water tower which is located near the bridge.
The "downtown" area of Edwards consists of one block which is home to the Town Hall and "Grandma's Ice Cream Shop."
The sign says it was established in 1899.
Here's another interesting sign that caught my attention.
Another one of my favorite landmarks in Edwards is the picturesque Edwards Presbyterian Church, which was established in 1869.
We were blessed to attend this beautiful little church several years ago when we lived in the country east of Edwards.
We spent a year and a half building our "dream home" on 80 acres, and lived there for two years until my husband's firm transferred him to Shreveport, Louisiana. You know what they say about "the best laid plans of mice and men ..."
The last two pictures are of the Methodist and Baptist churches of Edwards.
I'm going to end this part of my tour here. I hope you will join me tomorrow to see some of the beautiful old antebellum homes in Edwards.