|The present U.S. Route 80 (in red), from Creative Commons, Wikipedia (in the public domain)|
|Map of US 80 (from the 1941 Mississippi Tourist Guide (courtesy Preservation Mississippi). Note that north is to the right in this diagram|
|Commercial hotels like the once served Dixie Highway as well as rail travelers (Nexus 4 digital image)|
|Main Street, Meridian, Kodak Panatomic-X film, Hasselblad 50mm Distagon lens|
|Hotel, Main (5th) Street at 25th Ave., Meridian, Hasselblad 50mm lens|
|Historic Benevolent Association Building, Main Street, Meridian, Hasselblad, 50mm Distagon lens|
|Former Cities Services station, 3700 5th Street, Meridian, 80mm Planar lens|
|Hodges Variety & Arcade, 3400 5th Ave., Meridian, 80mm Planar lens|
Heading west out of Meridian, US 80 passes through a number of small towns with names like Chunky and Hickory. I did not see all that much to photograph. It looks like most cultural or architectural remains of the Dixie Highway have been replaced with modern gas stations, fast food restaurants, and characterless steel utility buildings.
|Lawrence Garage, Lawrence, Mississippi, 50mm Distagon lens|
|Whimseys store, 23 Cedar St., Lake, Mississippi, 50mm Distagon lens, green filter to lighten foliage|
|Whimseys store, Lake, Mississippi, 50mm Distagon lens, green filter|
|Lyle's Power Equipment, 606 2nd St., Pelahatchie, Mississippi, 50mm Distagon lens|
This ends out very short ride on the Dixie Highway east of Jackson. As usual, there is more to explore in the future. The square photographs are from Kodak Panatomic-X film taken with my Hasselblad 501CM camera. I scanned the negatives with a Minolta Scan Multi medium-format film scanner.