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Just north of the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Nicholson Avenue in Waveland is the former summer home of George and Eliza Jane Poitevant Nicholson. Under the pen name “Pearl Rivers,” Eliza was a poet and writer, and she eventually became the owner and publisher of the New Orleans Times
Picayune newspaper. She was one of the first female publishers in the United States. The picayune, from which the paper got its name, was a Spanish Colonial coin common in the New World. The town of Picayune, located roughly 30 miles northwest of Bay St. Louis, was named in honor of her newspaper.
Right: Eliza Jane Poitevant Nicholson Below: Nicholson’s Mansion, Waveland
“Pearl Rivers”

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