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Year-round events featuring rodeos, circuses, equine events, motor-cross, and concerts. RV camping available. See website for calendar of events.
Working farm with workshops and special events.
These are some of the things you will enjoy and learn about at Mitchell Farms. Our cabins, the new Banquet Barn, and other buildings have been built from timber found here on our land. That timber is cut and sized on our own saw mill, and the buildings designed and constructed by the Mitchell family using this timber. Tours are available year round, and content will vary by season. Children will travel by wagon through the fields to learn about our vegetables, blueberries, timber, and life on the farm. This is a working farm growing peanuts, corn, wheat, and soybeans, plus a large acreage of pick your own vegetables and blueberries available when in season. Each fall join us for "Fun Fall Festivities" beginning in Oct thru Nov. Call for scheduled events.
Facilities available for weddings and other special occasions.
Country Music Trail marker honoring Meridian native
It was here, on August 24, 1955, that Emmett Till whistled at the white woman who co-owned the store with her husband, violating the racial mores of the time. The event precipitated the murder of Till by the woman's husband and brother-in-law. The murder of Emmett Till is often considered the catalyst for the Civil Rights movement. The dilapidated storefront is all that remains.
c. 1780. The only remaining example of a frontier "stand" or inn. Has been restored to its original appearance.
Vicksburg is home to five blues trails markers: The Blue Room, Highway 61 South, Marcus Bottom, The Red Tops and Willie Dixon.
c. 1889. The center includes a fully restored historic 1889 Grand Opera House theater. Throughout the year musical performances and theater presentations offer world-class entertainment. This famous structure seats approximately 950, offers a 200-seat studio theater, and consists of 30,000 square feet of meeting space, including a large exhibit hall, break out rooms and board rooms, all equipped with teleconferencing capabilities and built-in technical features to create the optimal meeting environment. Be sure to visit the MSU Riley Center website to see a list of year round performances and top name entertainment.
"Muddy Waters" Blues Trail Marker was placed in Clarksdale, MS designating the site of Muddy Waters' cabin to commemorate his importance to the music industry, especially the blues. His birth name was McKinley Morganfield. He was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader. He received six Grammy awards, five Blues Music Awards, and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1994 the U. S. Postal Service put his photo on the 29 cent stamp.
Nelson Street in Greenville was the equivalent of Beale Street in Memphis in the mid-1900s.
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