Advertisement in the Daily Mercury of Mobile, Alabama, 17 May 1861:
The proprietor of this fine hotel at DeSoto, Miss., announces to the traveling public that the Veranda Hotel is kept open at all times, and is thoroughly prepared in all it's apointments for the reception of boarders.
To persons in the city who would like to spend a few days, weeks, or months in the hot term, up in this healthful pine region, he would announce that he has excellent rooms, and would be glad to accommodate them.
Horses, buggies, & etc. to hire.
DeSoto, Miss., April 27, 1860