Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hotel Hattiesburg 1906 - 1961: Birthplace of Rock n Roll

 Opening around the turn of the century in 1906, the Hotel Hattiesburg played an important role in the history of Hattiesburg, and provided a venue for a historic recording session that some say was the birth of rock and roll music.  According to a book published by Rolling Stone Magazine two songs recorded by the Mississippi Jook Band (Blind Roosevelt Graves, Uaroy Graves, and Cooney Vaughn) are identified as possibly the earliest rock and roll recordings.  The Graves  brothers recorded these songs in a temporary studio set up at the Hotel Hattiesburg.  The hotel was later known as the Milner Hotel and was demolished in the early 1960's. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Veteran's Walk of Honor - Petal, MS

A 3D model of Petal's Veteran's Walk of Honor has been uploaded to Google's 3D Warehouse, and should go live on Google Earth in early November, 2012.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ancient Fortresses of the Island of Crete

I have completed the third of a series of ancient Cretan fortresses, most constructed by the Venetians many centuries ago.  The fortresses of this series are located in the Chania Prefecture of western Crete:  Frangokastello Fortress, Aptera Fortress, and Firka Fortress located at the port of the city of Chania.