Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Mississippi Delta 23: Morgan City

Morgan City is a small farming town in Leflore County on Hwy. 7 southwest of Greenwood. (Note, this is a small town in Mississippi, not the much larger city of the same name on the Atchafalaya River in southern Louisiana.)
The main road through town, Hwy. 7, has an agricultural complex, but I could not tell if it was in operation.
The local dudes were hanging around near the Morgan store and having a good old time with plenty of beer. Note how this early 20th century brick building has a 45° corner to provide access from both streets.
Across Hwy. 7, Diggs Street is a community of mobile homes with a couple of ranch-style houses.
There is not much to the town. Several houses look like this.
The Mount Zion Church is north of Morgan City, at the junction of Hwy. 7 and 511 in Sheppardtown.
South of Morgan city, in Swiftown, the Sunflower River was in flood and coursing through the woods. It was fun to stand on the bridge and watch the water flow and bubble beneath me.

Photographs taken with a Fuji GW690II 6×9 camera (medium format) with 90mm f/3.5 Fujinon lens on the classic Kodak Panatomic-X film (long discontinued). I wrote about Panatomic-X in an earlier post (click the link).

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