The images here are a bit of a mystery. First, there is the photo of Frank A. Pope of Holmes County, Mississippi, who was a student at the University of Mississippi in 1861. Interestingly, he is also listed as "Francis Asbury Pope" from Georgetown, Colorado. As Colorado was still just a territory in 1861, it would seem odd to me that someone enrolled at the University of Mississippi would be associated in some way with a small town in Colorado, but aside from that I might not have given it another thought, except that I visited Georgetown, Colorado, a couple of summers ago.
|A gathering of lawyers in Georgetown, Colorado, 1874. |
From the Denver Public Library.
|Francis Asbury (aka Frank) Pope|
|A view of Georgetown today. The building on the left is the |
Hotel de Paris, built ca. 1870.
Then again, history is rarely so simple and clear...
For a great site on the 29th Mississippi, try http://www.29miss.com/index.html and for Green-Wood Cemetery http://www.green-wood.com/.