Swimsuit-clad ladies, a beach and a giant shrimp — what a lure to bring tourists to the Mississippi Coast. The photo was taken the island known as Isle of Caprice in the early 1920s. Caprice was developed as a site for gambling because it was illegal on the mainland. Nine decades later, one of the first legal casinos in Biloxi was named Isle of Capri as an homage to its early predecessor.
Swimsuit-clad ladies, a beach and a giant shrimp — what a lure to bring tourists to the Mississippi Coast. The photo was taken the island known as Isle of Caprice in the early 1920s. Caprice was developed as a site for gambling because it was illegal on the mainland. Nine decades later, one of the first legal casinos in Biloxi was named Isle of Capri as an homage to its early predecessor. The Paul Jermyn Collection
Swimsuit-clad ladies, a beach and a giant shrimp — what a lure to bring tourists to the Mississippi Coast. The photo was taken the island known as Isle of Caprice in the early 1920s. Caprice was developed as a site for gambling because it was illegal on the mainland. Nine decades later, one of the first legal casinos in Biloxi was named Isle of Capri as an homage to its early predecessor. The Paul Jermyn Collection

The Coast from 1917 to now: Roaring through good and bad times

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