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"Friendship Oak" and the marker image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
"Friendship Oak" and the marker
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — "Friendship Oak"1487 -
I am called the Friendship Oak Those who enter my shadow will remain friends through all their lifetime. — Map (db m122569) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Administration Building
Designed in the Mission Revival style by New Orleans Architect, Rathbone Emile DeBuys and built by Chevally & Fursden Contractors of Gulfport, the Administration Building was one of the first buildings constructed for the Gulf Park College . . . — Map (db m122568) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Second oldest church in Long Beach. Organized April 24, 1880 as Bethel Baptist Church affiliated with the Hobolochitta Association by Baptist Missionary J.P. Johnston and several members of the "Sunshine Church" (established by R. W. Conn in the . . . — Map (db m122371) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Boggsdale
Thomas Hale Boggs (1914-1972). U.S. Congressman from La. for 28 years, was born in the family home built on this site in 1875. The son of Wm. & Claire Hale Boggs, Rep. Boggs served as House Majority Leader, 1971-72. — Map (db m80996) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — City of Long Beach Centennial 1905-2005
Front First european settlers, Nicholas and Marianne Ladner, built a home in 1788 near Bear Point. Area first called "the chimneys" by coastal mariners after the landmark chimneys on the Ladner home. The village that developed in the . . . — Map (db m81052) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Early Bank and Post Office
Oldest commercial building on Jeff Davis Avenue. Built in 1924 by Hancock County Bank as its second branch. Located in Long Beach primarily to serve this area's growing truck farming industry. Because of the Great Depression, the branch was moved in . . . — Map (db m81049) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Early Long Beach
In 1788, Nicholas and Marianne Ladner became the first Europeans to settle in this area. Their log house, know as "The Chimneys", was used as a navigation point for boats traveling from Mobile to New Orleans. After Nicholas's death, the Spanish . . . — Map (db m81001) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Early Long Beach
In 1788, Nicholas and Marianne Ladner became the first Europeans to settle in this area. Their log house, know as "The Chimneys," was used as a navigation point for boats traveling from Mobile to New Orleans. After Nicholas's death, the Spanish . . . — Map (db m81002) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Friendship Oak
I was a sapling when Columbus sailed into the Caribbean and was fully grown by Napoleon's reign. I am now over five centuries old. I have sheltered Indians, pirates and college students. I am called Friendship Oak. Those who enter my . . . — Map (db m122570) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Gulf Park College
Founded 1921 by Colonel J. C. Hardy Gulf Park College provided unique educational experiences for young women at the secondary and junior college level. The college enjoyed fifty years of operation as an educational institution filled with . . . — Map (db m122384) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Hurricane Katrina / Storm Recovery
Hurricane Katrina Considered one of the three most intense hurricanes to hit the United States. On Sunday, August 29, 2005, the Category 3 storm nearly devastated the City of Long Beach. Storm surge exceeded 28 feet. Six lives lost and 60 . . . — Map (db m122391) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Long Beach Presbyterian ChurchOrganized April 4, 1909
Organized by Rev. Hervey McDowell, Evangelist for Meridian Presbytery, as a Home Mission church with 17 charter members. Organizational meeting in Methodist Church with services held there until building completed 1912 on site given by . . . — Map (db m122393) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Long Beach Schools
This site given by Harper McCaughan in 1885 for school purposes only. W. J. Quarles began teaching 11 children in his home on Railroad Street (1884-1886). One room wood-frame school erected 1886, enlarged 1887. First brick building built 1906. . . . — Map (db m81000) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Long Beach World War II Monument
Dedicated to the memory of our sons who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II ★ Nathan Y. Conn Edwin B. Davis Harold W. Ervin Thomas J. Gotliboski David F. Hayes O'Nick Nazaretain O. Bernard Reeves . . . — Map (db m122682) WM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist ChurchOrganized 1895
Rev. Dan Travis organizing pastor. First church erected in 1895 (Rev. W. H. Walker, pastor) served as both church and school for this community. After storm damage a second church was erected in 1927, School continued in church until 1928 . . . — Map (db m122372) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
St. Mary's Seminary of Perry County, Missouri, purchased land formerly owned by the Thomas family for a new church in 1904. The church was dedicated and staffed by Vincentian Priests in 1905. St. Thomas the Apostle was established as a parish on . . . — Map (db m81005) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Truck Farming
Arrival of L&N Railroad in 1880's made possible Long Beach's development as a truck farming center. James Thomas and W. J. Quarles in 1884 began truck farm industry by raising and shipping green beans to northern markets. During next 25 years, over . . . — Map (db m81047) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — United Methodist ChurchOrganized in 1874
Outgrowth of interdenominational Sunday School Class begun by Mrs. Fannie Donavan. Organized as Scott's Station Methodist Church, Rev. Joseph Nicholson first pastor. Land for first church given by Henry Ware in 1879. Only Protestant church . . . — Map (db m122373) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — War Memorial Park
Fifteen Long Beach mothers began meeting weekly in 1942 to pray for their sons and daughters serving in the Armed Forces. They, organized into the Long Beach War Memorial Association in 1945 and began raising money for a memorial. They . . . — Map (db m122378) HM

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