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The White Front Café is in a wood-frame white house on Route 1 and is a legendary hot tamale stop along the National Mississippi Great River Road Scenic By-way.
The old St. James Church/Hurt Family cemetery overlooking the old Avalon community in a quiet rural setting is the final resting place of legendary Bluesman "Mississippi" John Hurt.
"Pop" Staple was born in Winona, and the site is marked by a Mississippi Blues Trail marker.
Working Alpaca farm.
U-pick vegetables May through Dec., pumpkin patch, corn field maze, hay rides, games, agricultural education on corn, sunflowers, peanuts, soybeans, cotton, flower pollination with bees, bee observation, Pumpkin Chunkin' Festival held on the first Sat in Nov.
Albert King (1923-1992), who was billed as "King of the Blues Guitar," was famed for his powerful string-bending style as well as for his soulful, smoky vocals. King often said he was born in Indianola and was a half-brother of B. B. King, although the scant surviving official documentation suggests otherwise on both counts. King carved his own indelible niche in the Blues hierarchy by creating a deep, dramatic sound that was widely imitated by both Blues and Rock guitarists.
The ARK Nature Trail is located 10 miles west of Hernando on Highway 304 just west of Fogg Road. Look for signs and parking area on the left just past Panther Creek.
Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore was one of America’s most popular blues singers in the 1940s before becoming a renowned religious leader, radio announcer, and gospel singer.
The marker is located on the parking lot of Ubon's Barbeque restaurant in Yazoo City, just around the corner from the street named for this blues singer.
The long and remarkable life of B. B. King began near this site, where he was born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925. His parents, Albert and Nora Ella King, were sharecroppers who lived in a simple home southeast of here along Bear Creek. After his parents separated when he was four, King lived in Kilmichael and Lexington before moving as a teen to Indianola, which he referred to as his hometown.
This corner of Second and Church Streets is the site where B. B. King played on Saturday nights during his formative years. His signature, handprints, and footprints are embedded on the sidewalk here.
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