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Chubby Burgers

Chubby Burgers is located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (Highway 3) in Marks, Mississippi. It is in the former Dining Room restaurant. They serve a variety of burgers and sandwiches, but also have a buffet at lunch. Good Southern cooking is what you will find here. There is a large dining room with plenty… Read More ›

James Cotton

James Cotton was born July 1, 1935 in Tunica, Mississippi. As a young boy, he was given a harmonica as a Christmas present and soon he had it mastered. Listening to Sonny Boy Williamson broadcasting at King Biscuit Time on the radio, he knew what his future would be. When he was nine, after his… Read More ›

Sonny Boy Williamson

Alex Rice Miller was born around 1912 near Glendora, Mississippi. He traveled around the Delta playing his harmonica. In 1948, he rose to attention after the first Sonny Boy Williamson was murdered in Chicago. Miller took the name and said he had invented it first. Sonny Boy Williamson II began playing on the King Biscuit… Read More ›

Charley Patton

Charley Patton was known as the “Father of the Delta Blues” and has inspired many musicians who came after him.  He was born on May 1, 1891 in Hinds County, Mississippi.  He began playing the guitar at an early age and was soon traveling along the Mississippi River singing the Blues.  It is believed Patton… Read More ›

Delta Blues Museum

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.

Front Street Block B, Lula, MS

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 ›

Moon Lake Scenic Overlook

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 ›

Founders of Rich, the Richberger Family

  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 ›

The Railroad at Lula

Lula was located at mile post 56.4 from Memphis.

Tunica County Court House

The Tunica County Court House is found on School Street in Tunica, MS.  It is a large three story building.  On the bottom floor is found the Chancery and Circuit Clerk offices.  The inside is loaded with marble everywhere and is beautiful.  To the right and left from the lobby are marble staircases which you… Read More ›

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