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On May 28, 1961, a Greyhound bus with nine Freedom Riders aboard arrived here, the third group of Riders into Jackson. The first two came on Trailways buses May 24. That summer 329 people were arrested in Jackson for integrating public transportation facilities.
Eddie Lee "Guitar Slim" Jones brought new levels of energy and intensity to electric guitar playing with his raw, incendiary approach in the 1950s. An impassioned singer and a flamboyant showman, Jones was best known for his classic recording "Things That I Used To Do." Documentation of his early years is scant, but according to biographies, he was born in Greenwood on December 10, 1926. His father, Sam Jones, later lived on Race Track Plantation and is buried in the Salem M. B. Church Cemetery here.
Honors musicians Gus Cannon, Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson. Gus Cannon wrote "Walk Right In", which was recorded by the 1960's folk group Rooftop Singers. Blues artists Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson were Hernando natives.
Pick-your-own fruits and vegetables
Part of the Mississippi Blues Trail, Hickory Street, known locally as "The Hollow", was a hub of social life, commerce, and entertainment for the African American community of Central Mississippi for several decades, up through the 1970's. Canton's most famous blues musician, Elmore James, performed often in the local cafes and clubs. James also learned the electronics trade by working at Roberts Radio Repair on Hickory Street. His experiments with sound technology led him to develop a powerful and original electric blues style.
50-acre farm, 5-acre corn maze and mini maze, pumpkin patches, animal alley, wagon ride, 30 foot super slide, corn crib, 2 playground areas, country store, mums, hay bales and much, much more
Farming operation and camping facility providing education on timber production, row crop farming, camping, etc.
u-pick fruit and berry operation, educational tours
Old commissary filled with antiques and artifacts pertaining to the culture surrounding the Mississippi Delta. Pattened the first mechanized cotton picker.
Ike Turner was born in Clarksdale, MS, on Nov 5, 1931. He was an American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer, and the ex-husband of Tina Turner. Some of his songs were "Proud Mary" and "A Fool in Love".
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