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Legend of Johnnie Keyhole

As a child, I grew up listening to my Grandparents tell me the story of Johnnie Keyhole.  Remember a legend is just a story that is passed down from one generation to the next so this story became the Legend of Johnnie Keyhole. Johnnie Keyhole and his wife lived out from Sledge in the late… Read More ›

Airport Grocery, Cleveland Mississippi

This is one of those classic Mississippi eateries that will keep you coming back whenever you are around Cleveland. To show you my age, I remember when it was a grocery store down by the airport. When I went to Delta State, my friends and I would go by there and get hoop cheese and… Read More ›

Robert Nighthawk

“Nobody else could play a slide like him.  They think they can but they can’t…. I ain’t never heard anybody play a slide like Robert Nighthawk.  It’s wailin’ man.” Thats what everybody said about Robert Lee McCollum,  aka.  Robert Nighthawk.  He was born on November 30, 1909 near Searcy, Arkansas.  Many modern day blues artists learned… Read More ›

Frank Frost

Frank Frost was born on April 15, 1936 in Auvergne, Arkansas.  Like a lot of people, it was his family that inspired him to get into music.  His Father played the saxophone and it wasn’t long before Frank moved to the piano.  He could also play the guitar, but the harmonica is what he specialized… Read More ›

Carnegie Library, Clarksdale

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 ›

Martin and Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum

Located in downtown Cleveland, Mississippi, the Railroad Heritage Museum is like what it’s brochure says, “A walk through History.” Railroads opened up the Mississippi Delta and made this special place what it is today. The museum has exhibits which depict life along the tracks in the early days. There is also a large diorama featuring… Read More ›

Bolivar County Court House, Cleveland

The Bolivar County Courthouse is a large and imposing building located in downtown Cleveland. Other government offices are located around it. There is a large Confederate monument in front. The grounds are extremely nice and there is a Blues marker about W.C. Handy.

Delta Meat Market

I love quirky places to eat and visit. Part of my personality I guess. I decided to visit Cleveland, Mississippi and checked on line and saw this restaurant and it looked interesting, but I got busy. Forgot about it. Then I took a walk around downtown Cleveland. The city has a great walking path and… Read More ›

Moon Lake Park

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 ›

Tunica county in October

Tunica county in October is a busy place as the farmers are getting their crops out of the fields.  Soybeans, cotton, rice, and corn are being harvested.  Fields are quickly being burned afterward and cleared for the winter. Nothing like a Delta night overlooking the cotton bales. Erie but beautiful

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