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Founded in 1979, Old South Winery continues a family tradition dating back to the early 1800's by producting a number of fine muscadine table wines.
Blues Marker honoring Otha Turner, a master of the fife and drum who attracted an international following as a fife player, preserving a historic fife and drum music tradition that predated the Blues.
Raised here in Vancleave, through the 1980s Paul Overstreet became one of Nashville’s most consistently successful and honored songwriters, penning major hits for George Jones, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, The Judds, Kenny Chesney, and Alison Krauss, while becoming a chart-topping singer himself. Some of his songs about family, marriage and religion such as “On the Other Hand,” “Sowin' Love,” “Seein' My Father in Me,” and “When You Say Nothing at All,” became modern country classics.
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This country store is known world-wide for its famous hamburgers. The store features early 1900s memorabilia and rustic decor.
Entertainment farming and ag-related programs.
For several decades beginning in the early 1900s, the Queen City Hotel, which stood across the street from this site, was at the center of a vibrant African-American community along 7th Avenue North. Clubs and cafes in the area featured Blues, Jazz, and Rhythm & Blues, and the hotel housed visiting musical celebrities, including B. B. King, Duke Ellington, and James Brown, as well as African-American professional athletes. The hotel was founded by a former slave, Robert Walker.
A seminal figure in the history of the Delta Blues, Robert Johnson (1911-1938), synthesized the music of Delta Blues pioneers such as Son House with outside traditions. He in turn influenced artists such as Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Johnson's compositions, notable for their poetic qualities, include the standards "Sweet Home Chicago" and Dust My Broom." Johnson's mysterious life and early death continue to fascinate modern fans. He is thought to be buried in this graveyard.
This Blues Trail Marker honors Robert Nighthawk, American blues musician born on Nov. 30, 1909. A blues musician, Nighthawk played and recorded under the pseudonyms Robert Lee McCoy and others. He was born in Helena, Arkansas, but grew up in Friars Point, MS.
Beautiful handcrafted baskets dyed from local pecan or black walnut shells. Recaning of chair seats also available. Workshop, showroom and gift shop with baskets and homemade soaps. Exhibiting member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi.
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