Military park scenes are latest card design

Published 12:30 am Saturday, December 18, 2010

Decks of playing cards featuring the Vicksburg National Military Park are available just in time for last-minute Christmas shoppers looking for stocking-stuffers.

The cards are being sold by the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation, and each depicts a monument or site at the VNMP. Included are images of the Memorial Arch, Illinois Monument and Navy Memorial.

“The park is a big part of what Vicksburg is,” said the foundation’s director, Nancy Bell. “People are very sentimental and nostalgic about these scenes, and the cards give people a good feeling to have or give to someone else.”

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Along with the full-color renderings­ — which were taken from old postcards ­— is information on each site.

“You can learn something from these,” Bell said. “They are an interpretive tool.”