MERIDIAN NAMED STOP FOR GOOD WILL TRAIN

"Know Mississippi Better" Trip Will Begin July 13

Special to The Commercial Appeal
    MERIDIAN, Miss.,  March 15. - Meridian will be the first stop of the 1947 "Know Mississippi Better Train" which leaves Jackson July 13 for a tour of the North and East into Canada.
The fammous train will arrive here at 3:30 p.m. July 13 and will leave at 4 p.m.  Included in the itinerary are Birmingham, Atlanta, Spartanburg and Gastonia, N.C., Baltimore, Trenton, N.J., New York, Albany, N.Y., Plattsburg, N.Y., Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis and other cities.
    Former Governor Dennis Murphree, chairman, says this year's trip promised to be the best since it was inaugurated in 1925.
    One of the highlights of the program will be a 20-mile trip across the Straits of Northumberland to Borden on Prince Edward Island, where a special coach train will be waiting to take the Mississippi party 50 miles down the island to Charlottetown, the capitol of Price Edward Island Province.
    The train will return to Jackson July 25.

(Commercial Appeal  March 16, 1947)

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