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Highway 55 south from Memphis. Easy driving conditions, the road is very
stop - Courtland, Mississippi. Took photographs of the church.
south on Highway 55, Took Highway 7 to Greenwood via Avalon where Mississippi
John Hurt is buried. Avalon is a very small community consisting, if you blink
you will miss it. However, the John Hurt grave site is located on a private
on Highway 7 to Itta Bena. Between Quito and Morgan City, at 3 Forks, took a
side road sign posted “Wild Life Center”. Approximately 200 yards on left
side of the road is Mount Zion Church and graveyard. Took photographs of one of
Robert Johnson’s grave markers.
on Highway 49W to Indianola. On Highway 82 the Billips Plantation (Heathmans) a
dirt road leads to Holly Ridge. Located the Charley Patton grave. Yet another
photo stop. Met a Holly Ridge resident who had taken guitar lessons from Sam
on Highway 49W, via Drew, to Parchman Farm. No photographs, not allowed to
linger near the prison (restricted area). Onward to Tutwiler.
On the outskirts of Tutwiler located Sonny Boy Williamson No. 2 (Aleck Miller) grave site. Photo session again.
49 to Clarkesdale and the Delta Blues Museum.
north on Highway 61. Stopped at Lake Cormorant, Norfolk and onto Walls. After
asking directions and getting lost a number of times eventually found Memphis
to Memphis on Highway 61.
and Hazel Bresner
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