From inside a home that’s been in her family for generations, a Collierville woman is helping preserve her town’s legacy on Facebook.
Melinda Cox Hall’s family has played an important role in the town’s history. Her great-grandfather, W.W. McGinnis built most of Collierville’s now historic homes and owned two businesses that are still in her family. As principal of Collierville High School, her grandfather changed the school’s colors to maroon and white in honor of his alma mater Mississippi State University. And her father was once the town’s mayor.
So Collierville and its history are in her blood.
“It’s always been a passion,” she said. “I’ve been collecting old photos of Collierville for about 20 years.”
And now, thanks to technology that her forefathers could never have imagined, she’s sharing those pictures with others. Hall started a Facebook page called Old Collierville earlier this summer and already more than 1,400 people have “liked” the page.