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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Magnolia High School

 
 
Magnolia High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Magnolia High School Marker
Inscription. Replacing an earlier school on Cherry Street, Magnolia High School was built here in 1923. J.G.H. Bowman was the schools principal from 1906 to 1944 and helped develop a strong college preparatory curriculum. In 1940, the school was selected to participate in a secondary school study funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Of the sixteen African American schools selected in the southeast, Magnolia was the only school from Mississippi. The school was renamed Bowman High School in 1944.
 
Erected 2017 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.364′ N, 90° 52.928′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Bowman Street west of Lettia Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1011 Bowman Street, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Apple Orchard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Speed Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lum Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Roof
Former Magnolia High School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Former Magnolia High School
(approx. 0.2 miles away); President Dwight Eisenhower (approx. ¼ mile away); Vicksburg Garden Club (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Marine Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Signal Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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