Crying the blues down in the #Mississippi Delta.

The Mississippi Delta’s Small-Town Culture

The one-and-only Po Monkey Lounge in the Mississippi Delta. The last true juke joint, and there is nothing like it.

The one-and-only Po Monkey Lounge in the Mississippi Delta. The last true juke joint, and there is nothing like it.

Mississippi Delta Queen, had lunch on the Delta Queen at Vicksburg, while my cousins, the Kelly Girls, were docked there in the early 70s.

Mississippi Delta Queen, had lunch on the Delta Queen at Vicksburg, while my cousins, the Kelly Girls, were docked there in the early 70s.

Ruins of Mount Holly - Five Hidden Treasures in the Mississippi Delta - Southernliving. Foote, Mississippi  Although it was the object of our mission’s final goal, we drove right past the remains of Mount Holly. After some redirecting by the locals sitting in Roy’s Store, we found the once-grand mansion, which belonged to the family of novelist and Civil War historian Shelby Foote, set back from the road behind a mint-colored shed. The home sat abandoned for a few years after it was turned…

Five Hidden Treasures in the Mississippi Delta

Ruins of Mount Holly - Five Hidden Treasures in the Mississippi Delta - Southernliving. Foote, Mississippi Although it was the object of our mission’s final goal, we drove right past the remains of Mount Holly. After some redirecting by the locals sitting in Roy’s Store, we found the once-grand mansion, which belonged to the family of novelist and Civil War historian Shelby Foote, set back from the road behind a mint-colored shed. The home sat abandoned for a few years after it was turned…

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