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Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

M. Gorden

 
 
M. Gorden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. M. Gorden Marker
Inscription.  During the Great Depression, Morris Gorden, only 23, moved to Baldwyn, rented this building, and opened a dry goods business that would last 60 years. Gorden was a man of accomplishment. At age 9, Moijze Kordun and his family had escaped Lithuania and the Red Army by sled, through 7 freezing nights, into Poland. A year later in American, Kordun became Gorden, and the family migrated to Mississippi, finding business success and a home.

National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 30.549′ N, 88° 38.017′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Main St, Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Itawamba/Tishomingo County and Lee/Prentiss County Line (here, next to this marker); Baldwyn Dry Goods (a few steps from this marker); Lu-Ru Florist (a few steps from this marker); Kirk Hardware
M. Gorden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. M. Gorden Marker
(a few steps from this marker); People's Bank (a few steps from this marker); Tom's Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Son' McGee's Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Rule / Shellnuts (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
Also see . . .  Rabbi makes return pilgrimage to Baldwyn to see long-time friend. (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
M. Gorden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
3. M. Gorden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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