Tag: Coahoma County
In 1909, steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was contacted about sponsoring a public library. In 1911, the Carnegie Foundation gave $10,000 to the city of Clarksdale to build a new library with a provision that the city would purchase land and sustain it. Construction began in 1913 and was opened on Soril 14, 1914. It operated… Read More ›
I stopped by and tried Ground Zero Blues in Clarksdale,Mississippi for lunch today. Ground Zero is set up to be like a juke house and they do have live blues concerts there on the weekends. It is a very unique place to eat and there seem to be signatures everywhere you look from the seat… Read More ›
Moon Lake Park is located on Paradise Point in northern Coahoma County. Years ago there was a trailer park here and some bathrooms. The trailers were removed and today a beautiful park with a boat ramp is located there. A covered picnic area and a fish cleaning station are here. Picnic tables are off to… Read More ›
Taken from Clarksdale and Coahoma County Sometime after the Civil War, Captain Joseph Franklin Townsend and Colonel Hemingway bought a plantation overlooking the Yazoo Pass which they named “Bonita.” Using convict labor, the men cultivated Bonita Egyptian cotton, which was popular near the end of the 19th Century. Townsend built a two story log home… Read More ›
Take my word, it is definitely worth a visit whether you are a blues fan or not After leaving, you will be a blues fan though.
the building on the left This was the site of the Keesee Building. It was a white stucco building of Spanish design with red tiles running along the front top porch. There were round windows along the side. Two windows on either side of a screened in door were at the front. The Keesee Building… Read More ›
A new pier has been built on Highway 1 in Northern Coahoma county allowing access to Moon Lake for the public. There is parking right off the highway and a nice walking trail down to the pier. The pier offers a beautiful view of the lake and there is a covered area at the end… Read More ›
Jacob Richberger was born around 1835 in Russian Poland. He and his wife Fanny along with his son George migrated to the United States in 1864 and settled in New York. After the Civil War, Jacob moved to Mississippi for better opportunities. He left his wife and son to tend to their store. According… Read More ›
Coahoma County Court House is a newer building found in Clarksdale. It occupies basically an entire block and is very modern. It is four sided with parking all around.
That’s what Lula has been for more than a 100 years. Don’t count it out. Lula is gonna be here for a 100 more.