Night Moves – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band – 1976

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Night Moves Bob Seger 1976A few name changes along the way, but Bob Seger and his band have been rockin’ the music scene since 1961 and are still going strong.

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  • Bob Seger began his life as a musician in Detroit, performing as Bob Seger and the Last Heard, then Bob Seger System (three albums), then as Bob Seger, from 1971 – 1975, (five albums), then as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, from 1976 – 1995, (seven albums), then as Bob Seger again, 2006 -present (another two albums) – plus a number of live and compilation albums along the way.
  • It was with the Silver Bullet Band and their 1976 live album, Live Bullet that Bob first found success; quickly followed by the wonderful studio album, Night Moves.
  • On his studio albums, Bob worked extensively with the Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, which appeared on several of his best-selling singles and…

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New Deal in Mississippi: Eupora High School

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Eupora High School

The Eupora High School was begun in 1938 and completed in 1940, and built through the Works Progress Administration (Mississippi Department of Archives and History/Historic Resources Inventory database; What are we up to? Belinda Stewart Architects; E. L. Malvaney in Architectural Concrete, 1941; David Preziosi in National Register of Historic Places nomination form).  It was designed by Jackson architect E. L. Malvaney.  I included the front street because I liked the spirit it evoked in terms of students writing on the ground.  Sometimes, a little graffiti is a good thing.  In a great link from Belinda Stewart Architects, look at the rendering of the school.  How could anyone say of this beautiful building:

The entrance was not very attractive. (First Impressions, Mississippi State Community Action Team, October 31, 2009)

I do highly recommend they cut those trees back and let the full impact of the building show through!

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New Deal in Mississippi: Eupora Community Center

Preservation in Mississippi

Eupora Community House was built circa 1938, and is conjectured to have been built with Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor (Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory database; David Preziosi, n. d.).

The first known access to a public library in Webster County occurred during the WPA era, when a library was set up in one of the upstairs rooms of the courthouse in Walthall, MS….The library project was liquidated after 8 months, with the books being given to the local schools.

In 1966, the Eupora Jaycees began the process of organizing a library…A room in the Community House was designated for the library. (Tombigbee Regional Library System)

Community house front elevationFrom the nomination form for the Eupora Historic district, National Register of Historic Places (David Preziosi, n.d., form accepted 2011):

…stone veneer facade…one-story, stone and brick…

front entrance

Partial-width, front facing gable roof projecting entry porch is supported by a brick…

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