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Large greenhouse operation open to the public on Saturdays for purchasing. Also open to the public for educational group tours for associations, horticultural classes and groups as well as other organizations.
The intersection of old Highways 10 and 61 was a popular gathering place for Blues musicians to earn tips.
This active dairy farm offers visitors the exciting opportunity to witness the milking of Jersey cows and the making of hormone free dairy products, to pet the calves and tour the farm, the milking and processing facilities. The best in non-homogenized milk, cheese and butter products can be purchased on site. This is a rare opportunity in Mississippi as many of our dairy farms have closed or do not allow tours. The farm is open from 6:00 am till 8:00 pm. Call to make reservations for group tours.
Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Day festivals of the 1950s, the first held May 26,1953, became known as National Country Music Days, marking a turning point in the nation's enthusiasm for country music. Stars and fans from every country music style, from old-time hillbilly to pop balladry and rockabilly, came together in this celebration of music that was to win fans around the world.
tours, baby animals, organic goat cheese products
A family farm which offers birthday parties, family reunions and church events. Offers easter egg hunts, pumkin patch, field trips and summer camp. Recreational and educational activities offered.
Tour the process of gourmet pecan production, cleaning, shelling and roasting - candies, gift items and baskets for sale
A Mississippi Blues Trail Marker is located at Dockery Farms, home of early blues musician Charlie Patton. His style influenced
the development of the Delta Blues.
Benoit native Eddie Taylor was an architect of the post-World War II Chicago blues genre. Eddie Taylor is revered as one of the most influential guitarists in Chicago Blues history. As a child he was influenced by Delta Bluesmen Charley Patton, Son House, and many more.
During the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, the Elks Harts Lodge No. 640 at this site was one of the most important venues for Rhythm and Blues in the Delta. Particularly during the segregation era, fraternal organizations such as the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks of the World (the "black Elks") were central to African-American political, cultural, and social life, and played an important role in the Civil Rights movement.
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