Except for building of piers, this turn-of-the-20th-century Ocean Springs scene from Back Bay Biloxi looks much as the Mississippi Coast would have in the 1700s and 1800s. Sandy bluffs and moss-draped oaks defined the inland waterways.
Except for building of piers, this turn-of-the-20th-century Ocean Springs scene from Back Bay Biloxi looks much as the Mississippi Coast would have in the 1700s and 1800s. Sandy bluffs and moss-draped oaks defined the inland waterways. The Paul Jermyn Collection
Except for building of piers, this turn-of-the-20th-century Ocean Springs scene from Back Bay Biloxi looks much as the Mississippi Coast would have in the 1700s and 1800s. Sandy bluffs and moss-draped oaks defined the inland waterways. The Paul Jermyn Collection

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