SPECIAL TRAIN IS SET FOR 20TH YEARLY TRIP


KNOW MISSISSIPPI GROUP WILL LEAVE THIS AFTERNOON
From the Commercial Appeal  Jackson, Miss., Bureau
            JACKSON, Miss., July 10.-- The 20th running of the Know Mississippi Train, inaugurated in 1925 by the then Lieut. Gov. Dennis Murphree, leaves here Sunday afternoon for a two-week tour through the Pacific Northwest.  Mr. Murphree is still director of the annual goodwill visit of about 200 Mississippians.

        During the recent war, the train did not operate.

        The train will arrive in Memphis at 8 Sunday night and remain there about 30 minutes.

        A car of exhibits will accompany the all-Pullman train and will be opened along the route for inspection by citizens of the sections visited.

        Stops will be made at St. Louis, Kansas City, Topeka, Denver, Salt Lake City, Sun Valley, Idaho, Bonneville Dam in Oregon, Portland, Ore.; Seattle, Wash.; Vancouver, B.C.; Victoria, B.C.; Kamloops, B.C.; Revelstoke, B.C.; Lake Louise B.C.; Banff, B.C.; Moose Jaw, Sask.; Winnipeg, Manitoba; back into St. Paul, Chicago, Memphis and Jackson.  The group will return July 25.

        Mr. Murphree thrice elected lieutenant governor and twice elevated to the governorship on the death of occupants of the office, said the trip is to "get away from business cares, financial worries, politics and all those things."

        "The 1948 train will be no different in this regard." he said.  "Despite the fact that this is a presidential campaign year and the the wide differences of political opinion all over the county, so far as our group is concerned, we are not talking nor worrying about what is going on along this line."

        ( July 11, 1948, Commercial Appeal)

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