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Indianola in Sunflower County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Craig Claiborne

 
 
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Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 5, 2021
1. Craig Claiborne Marker
Inscription.  Craig Claiborne (1920-2000) was born in Sunflower, Mississippi. In 1924 his family moved to Indianola, where his mother, Kathleen, ran a boarding house. After studying hotel and restaurant management in Switzerland, he became the first male food editor for the New York Times in 1957. Claiborne wrote or edited more than twenty cookbooks, including the New York Times Cookbook. His cultural reporting and use of the restaurant star rating system transformed American food journalism.
 
Erected 2014 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 33° 27.202′ N, 90° 39.125′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is on West Percy Street west of Faisonia Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 W Percy St, Indianola MS 38751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Albert King (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fannie Lou Hamer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Riley B. King (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wayne and Minnie Cox Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Church Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Irene Magruder (approx. half a mile away); Club Ebony (approx. half a mile away); Giles Penny Savers Store (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Craig Claiborne. (Submitted on April 6, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Craig Claiborne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 5, 2021
2. Craig Claiborne Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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