- Associated Press - Monday, June 9, 2014

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Heritage Trust opened a meeting in Tupelo with a tour of a neighborhood added to the National Historic Registry just a few years ago.

The conference continues through Tuesday. It’s the group’s first meeting in Tupelo.

WTVA-TV (https://bit.ly/1oLUtrw ) reports that on Sunday, the trust took a bus tour of Highland Circle, where homes are nearly a century old.

Resident Bruce Smith said many people don’t realize there’s such an interesting, beautiful and historic neighborhood in Tupelo.

Executive Director Lolly Barnes says the trust hopes the conference inspires the city to continue to fight for its landmarks.

She says, “Historic preservation is all about building strong communities, building places where people want to stay and raise their families.”

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Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com


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