Must See Mississippi: 50 Favorite Places, published by the University Press of Mississippi, is written by Mary Carol Miller and photographed by Mary Rose Carter. "Our goal was to tell the stories and highlight the beauty of both the vaunted sites, known to every tourist and aficionado of Southern history, and those tucked-away places that only the locals can find," they write in the prologue.
Sites included are the Governor's mansion, the Neshoba County Fairgrounds, Cotesworth, Lamar's house, the Lyceum and Ventress Hall at Ole Miss, Falkner-Gary House, the swinging bridge at Tishomingo State Park, the Biloxi lighthouse, and the ruins of Windsor.
Best-selling novelist Greg Iles, who lived in the cabin behind the Falkner-Gary House while attending Ole Miss, wrote the introduction to the book. He writes, "Mississippi is not merely the past; it is the past. For here survives a way of life that has mostly vanished elsewhere."