the tenth Plaza to open, Jackson was an important market to
serve. Located midway between the Alamo Plazas in Memphis and
New Orleans, it also would fill in the gap between Shreveport
and locations yet to be opened further east. Torrance followed
the same pattern with it as he had with all of his other locations.
its surrounding area became blighted--especially after I-55
was opened and U.S. 51 traffic rerouted. The Plaza finally succumbed
to the wrecker's ball, and its site was redeveloped. Headed
south on U.S. 49 from Yazoo City, motorists were once alerted
to Jackson's Alamo Plaza by the now ancient billboard nearly
hidden by the encroaching forest.
on a coast-to-coast cycling
adventure in 2002, David Johnsen snapped a couple of quick
photos of a ghost sign along U.S. 80 in Louisiana near Ruston
that advertised both the Jackson and Dallas
Alamo Plazas. Here is a link to the Jackson side of the sign: