Local historian, Edmond Boudreaux, will be at Bay Books on Saturday, March 9th from 5:00-7:00 to sign his book, Legends and Lore of the Mississippi Golden Gulf Coast.
The story of the Mississippi Golden Gulf Coast can't be told without a few tall tales--pirates, buried treasure, ghosts and colorful characters pepper its diverse past. From incredible stories of the pirate Jean Lafitte to iconic legends like Barq's Root Beer, travel from Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula and every nook and cranny in between to discover the legends and lore of Mississippi's Golden Gulf Coast.
Mixed in the Golden Gulf Coast history and historic structures were legends and lore. Some of these legends and lore are rooted deep in the history of Mississippi's Golden Gulf Coast. Retold from generation to generation and with each generation modified and refined. It is hard to separate fact from fiction in many of these legends and lore but they do give us a window into the Mississippi's Golden Gulf Coast culture. Some legends are believed to be fact but are just well created tales that entertain and amuse us. Mixed with historical facts they become a part of the history of the Mississippi's Golden Gulf Coast. This book will explore and separate the facts and fiction of these historic legends and how they have evolved over time. These legends and lore over time have gained a life of their own. These legends and historical lore have become part of the fabric of Mississippi's Golden Gulf Coast culture and a piece of its history.
For more information or to reserve your copy of Legends and Lore of the Mississippi Golden Gulf Coast please contact Bay Books at 228.463.2688
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