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February 26th, 2005 – by: mahoney
We left New Orleans on time and headed North through Mississippi. We stopped in Jackson for awhile and I noticed this large abandoned hotel near the station. It's called the Hotel King Edward, and in its heyday, it was more beautiful than the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. One of the train conductors told me that New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister was trying to buy and restore the hotel. By turning it into condos and hotel rooms it would definitely benefit the city. I wish him luck, it sure is (or was) a magnificent building.
Back on the train and on to Memphis, TN.
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