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Topic: Jackson, MS - this city is on fire!  (Read 6281 times)
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« on: March 04, 2008 05:49:24 PM »

There are a lot of things that are special about Jackson - International Ballet Competition, Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade (fourth largest in the nation!), home of Eudora Welty, Malaco Records...  and so much more.  I knew I wanted to do SOMETHING to represent my city, but there were so many things I couldn't pick just one.  And that's when I settled on it!

There is one thing about Jackson that no other (American) capital city can claim - we sit right on top of an extinct volcano!  Its peak sits 2900 feet directly below our coliseum.  So, in honor of this fact, I present...



A Jackson volcano collage!



Closeup on my cartoon of the coliseum.



Strips of tissue paper representing lava (yeah, I know, it's extinct, but how boring is an extinct volcano?  Tongue) and some pictures I printed off and cut up to give the mountain a little more pop.



And finally, a 'title' of sorts in the corner.  I love the smoke most  Smiley

It's a little silly, but I'm proud of it!
Besides, it shows off several great things about my city - obviously the volcano, plus it showcases the coliseum where a lot of good concerts, the rodeo, the state fair, high school graduations, and lots of other great things happen.  And of course the HEAT of a deep south summer!  Cheesy
Simple...  but I hope you like it  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008 05:53:42 PM »

Actually Edinborough, the capital city of Scotland, is on top of an extinct volcano! Edinborough castle sits right on top.

Nice collage!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008 06:07:35 PM »

Love that St Pats day parade!!  My tiara and I will be missing it this year.. catch some beads for me Smiley 
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008 06:36:15 PM »

Actually Edinborough, the capital city of Scotland, is on top of an extinct volcano! Edinborough castle sits right on top.

Nice collage!

hmm, did not know that  Smiley  American capital cities, then.  hehe.

thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008 08:21:59 PM »

Great tribute!  My city also has an extinct volcano, but we're not the capital - just the largest in the state.  I love that Jackson's coliseum is right on top!  Ours is merely a park.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008 08:46:37 PM »

I am so glad you posted this.  I spent the first half of my childhood in Greenwood, MS and I vaguely remember some story about a nearby volcano.  I was probably 5 or 6 at the time, but it never made sense until now!

I like the pictures of lava best.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2008 03:35:10 PM »

I grew up in Mississippi; I had NO idea there was a volcano there.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008 05:27:20 PM »

I realize this is a bit late.  Smiley  I live in Jackson, too, and I had no idea about the volcano.  That's pretty rad!
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