Sunday – November 12th
Sleep late and start out. Don’t get very far till we have a blowout. Buy a new tube and continue up the banks of the Mississippi. See lots of people driving horses and buggies. Country remains low and swampy. Get on a detour and the roads are very bad. Fix our supper on roadside and travel onto Purvis, Miss. where the “jailer” showed us where we could stay.
They continued on both the Jefferson Highway and the Jackson Highway. Near Denham Springs the two roads split and they took the Jackson Highway.
Since the jailer showed them where to stay, it was probably “in” or near the jail.
Monday – November 13th
Have a good night’s rest and left out early with the intention of making a good days run but rough roads and tire trouble calls our hand. Country looks very much like N.C. red roads and hills. Pass thru Meridian, the metropolis of Mississippi about 4:30 p.m. Begins raining about 5:30 p.m. so we stop and spend the night in log cabin on roadside.
Approximate mileage 105 miles.
They continued on the Jackson Highway. They joined the Magnolia Highway in Hattiesburg and stayed on it until they reached Meridian.