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The Meridian Star gathers photos for pictorial history

By By Scottye Carter/The Meridian Star
June 13, 2001
Southerners know the importance of tradition and heritage, particularly when it comes to the character and history of our hometowns.
That's the basic intention behind The Meridian Star's upcoming publication of a book A Pictorial History of Meridian and the Surrounding Area.
Publisher Paul Barrett said the library quality edition will help tell East Central Mississippi's history through about 350 photographs that will be included in the 128-page hardbound collector's edition, which will be printed on acid-free archival paper.
Barrett said the newspaper is seeking photos from area residents to be included in the book. Photographs that offer a glimpse into the history of the area would be especially useful in helping residents and others learn more about the Meridian and East Central Mississippi areas.
Photographs may be mailed to The Meridian Star, P.O. Box 1591, Meridian, MS 39302, or delivered to the newspaper's offices at 814 22nd Ave. in Meridian.
Identifying information describing the photo should be attached. Also include your name, address and phone number so the photo can be returned after the book is published. Pictures will be handled with care.
Because of space limitations, not all submitted photos can be printed. And, photos do not have to be "ancient" to be considered  some more recent pictures will also be included, he said.
Barrett said plans are to produce a limited edition of the book, which will be leather-bound, hand-numbered and signed by the author. No more than 100 of these copies will be available for sale and advance reservations are now being taken at The Meridian Star's office.
Both the limited edition and a standard hardbound copy will be published in time for Christmas.
If you have any questions, call The Meridian Star at 693-1551.
Scottye Carter is a staff writer for The Meridian Star.

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