Mississippi Gulf Coast Book Directory
Dan Ellis Book Directory
History, Art, Culture, Entertainment, Business on the Gulf Coast
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Hancock County, MS Books
Bay St. Louis Discovered , 300 year history of Hancock County and the cities and communities in and around Bay St. Louis and Waveland. More than 200 photos and maps.
172 pages, 1997, rev. 1999, rev. 2013
Kiln Kountry -- , Details the first European settlers in the early 1800s to current -- including Brett Favre, the old Kilns, Moonshining, and a pictorial tour through the quaint village.
Many cultural photos. 148 pages, 1998, rev. 2000
Kiln Kountry -- 2nd Edition
Diamondhead Jubilee , History of Diamondhead, MS. a rapid growth, progressive, security-gated community with two golf courses and many retirement benefits. Includes neighboring communities.
156 pp. -- more than 200 photos,1995, rev. 1997
Harrison County, MS Books
Gulfport - "Celebration City" , 100 year history of the Port of Gulfport, and the city from which it came. Hundreds of photos depicting the growth of the Port and the City.440pages, 2016,
Pass Christian Omnibus , A compilation of and extraction from all resources and books written by Dan Ellis pertaining to Pass Christian and updated through 306 pages, 2014
Pass Christian Discovered , 300 year history of Pass Christian. Traces the historical path taken throughout the early colonization by the French, English, and Spanish. Includes its entry into the United States, the antebellum period, the post Civil War era, and its current status and growth.
More than 200 photos. 120 pages, 1996, rev. 1999,
Pass Christian Historic District , Describes and displays all Antebellum and Registered residences along Scenic Drive and Beach Boulevard within the Nationally Registered Historic District. Remembers the early old hotels and mansions which have been lost to hurricanes or calamity. 100 pages, 1999.
Trinity and Live Oak, With more than 350 photographs, the history of Trinity Episcopal Church since 1849 and the history of Live Oak Cemetery since 1851 are illuminated. The calamity of Hurricane Camille completely demolished the church and heaped mountains of debris into the cemetery grounds making its huge Live Oak trees shorn of branches and leaves. 130 pages, 2003
Pass Christian - Images of America , Presents with full view photographs the times of old and current day as each display is described with captions. The annual events celebrated in the "Pass" are categorized by the seasons of the year. Also, included are the neighboring areas of the "Pass." 2001.
St. Paul Parish Jubilee 3 -- Pass Christian, Catholic Faith Sesquicentennial Commemorative History of St. Paul Parish, Pass Christian, Mississippi,Church, School, and Community -- 1996, Limited Edition.
Henderson's Point juts out into the waters of the Mississippi Sound and the Bay of St Louis providing a resort habitat for retirees who learn to excel in golfing and fishing -- Pocket Book size -- 2004
Katrina -- Survival and Revival -- Pass Christian , Presents the stories and graphic revues of the second Big Storm to hit the Pass within 35 years of each other. -- 2011
Slidell – Camellia City ,2015, details the early Bonfouca area and West Florida connection with the Gulf Coast, beginning with the early railroad and logging period to current. Includes its neighboring communities, 336 pp. Hundreds of photos, diagrams and maps.
Slidell -"Camellia City" , 2015, 2nd Edition has replaced the First Edition -- 336 pages with more maps and photos
Entire Gulf Coast
All About Camille -- The Big Storm Details the path and occurrences of Hurricane Camille, including stories of destruction within each of the coastal cities. Describes hurricanes and how they take place. Includes a Tribute to Wade Guice, and displays more than 200 photos. 152 pages, July 2000, rev. 2002.
Lighthouses and Islands Presents the Mississippi Sound and the channels that flow through it. Describes and displays the beauty of the Barrier and near-shore islands – including ownerships and residents during the past 300 years. Illucidates the lighthouses and their replacements since the first towers were built in the Gulf and on-shore. More than 200 graphics. 140 pages, November 2000
Gulf Coast -- Sails, Trails & Rails Presents an elucidation of coastal transportation from early to current times as they unfolded in the three Mississippi coast counties of Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson. Maps, sketches, and many photos are meaningfully used in 165 pages, February 2002
Gold Coast Watering Places Unfolds the glorious history of all the early hotels that were famous Watering Places that began before the Civil War -- The beginnings of tourist travel to the Gulf Coast required access by boats that plowed the course of the Mississippi Sound from New Orleans to Mobile. More than 200 photos of elegant hostelries of the Coast. 145 pages, August 2002.