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This 16-acre cypress brake is an early example of a local civic group's effort to preserve Mississippi's natural resources. This unique urban forest was purchased in 1940 by the Greenville Garden Club, the oldest garden club in the state, to prese…
Belmont, one of the few antebellum houses remaining in the Ms. Delta, was built ca, 1857 for W.W. Worthington. Federal troops plundered 1863. Belmont Hunting Lodge founded 1946 by Gov. Dennis Murphree.
Sam Chatmon (c. 1899-1983), a celebrated singer and guitarist who spent most of his life in Hollandale, sometimes performed with his brothers in a renowned family string band billed as the Mississippi Sheiks. He embarked on a new solo caree…
A native of Hollandale who picked cotton as a child, a University of Southern Mississippi graduate and Navy pilot, Ben Peters (1933-2005) went on to become a Nashville songwriting legend, penning fourteen number-one hits, including three of…
Through the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's,
1980's & 1990's there has been only one
King of the Blues.
B. B. King
Riley B. King
Born 1925 Indianola, Ms.
Known as "Beale Street Blues Boy"
1891 - 1934
b. Heron's Place
d. Heathman-Dedham Plnt.
Screamin' and Hollerin'
August 12, 1943 Shelby, MS
April 14, 2010 Greenville, MS
Opened for - BB King, Bobby Rush,
Little Milton, Tyrone Davis and others
1974 Album - " Crying in the Arms of Another Love"
1999 CD - "Miracles"
2009 CD - "You Can't Lose the Blue…
Donnie, his brother Jerry Brown
and Thomas "Boogie" Hobart were
the "Candy Shoestring", the premier
Rock and Roll / Blues Rock Band of
the region in the 60's & 70's. They
opened for Ted Nugent, Lynard
Skynard, Rare Earth and played the
Recorded - 1926 - 1935
Sitting on Top of the World
Stop and Listen Blues
Livin' in a Strain
Named for Lizzie W. Coleman, who
was principal of the No. 2 Elementary
School, Coleman High School was
among the first high schools for African-
Americans in the Mississippi Delta. The
school served as Greenville's main high
school for Afric…