Main and Cherry

Main and Cherry (HM26C8)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.214', W 90° 52.669'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

This was a busy and lively area during early Vicksburg.

Everything you wanted or needed was nearby. Court Square, churches, retail stores, and the Mississippi River were just a few blocks away.

Early Transportation
River and rail systems were the key to the growth and prosperity of the city. During the 1880's there were horse drawn street cars and in 1899 the city upgraded to electric trolleys. The Vicksburg Trolley system had 22 cars and 11.5 miles of track and cost a nickel to ride. In 1939 the trolleys were replaced by busses.

Rabbi to Herman Bien

Rabbi Herman Bien came to Vicksburg in 1883 to lead the Anshe Chesed (men of kindness) Jewish Congregation. Before moving to Vicksburg the Rabbi was elected to Nevada's first legislature where he attempted to abolish the death penalty in 1864. His most popular book, Ben Beor, was written here and is still being published over 100 years later. Sadly on April 22, 1895 he took his own life leaving a note that told of his disappointment with his life. He was buried in Vicksburg at the Anshe Chesed Cemetery.

Photo captions

Top right:
Rest now, distressed by earthly cares no more.
Here find that calm, thou gav'st so oft before.
Sleep undisturb'd within this peaceful shrine
till angels

wake thee with a voice sublime.
Bottom right: A typical Vicksburg day on Washington Street in 1910.
HM NumberHM26C8
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699698 N 3581606
Decimal Degrees32.35356667, -90.87781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.214', W 90° 52.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 12.84" N, 90° 52' 40.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-909 Cherry St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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