Thursday, May 15, 2008
The Tupelo Swimming Pool
A favorite place in Tupelo was the swimming pool. It was the place to be in the summertime. It was very large, round, and with a diving tower in the middle which had a low diving board on one side and a higher one on the other. You had to wade out or swim to it.
Before going in you had to take a shower with water that was freezing. Before entering the pool area, you were made to walk through a low spot of chlorinated water. The chlorine smell burned your nose and took your breath. But once inside, that torture was forgotten when you saw the beauties in their tight swimsuits.
You could stay any length of time - all day if desired, for about 10 cents .
Ed. note: this is the pool we knew in the 50s. It was on, I believe, Joyner Street (or Avenue).
Posted by Carl Houston at 3:08 PM