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307 East Westbrook Street, West Point, Mississippi 39773, United States

Blues museum featuring history & artifacts of Howlin’ Wolf and the Black Prairie Region, Big Joe Williams, Bukka White. Granite statue of Howlin’ Wolf on display.

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Mississippi State University, 449 Hardy Road, Mississippi State University, MS 39762, United States

On the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State University, this facility contains materials and memorabilia from the writings and achievements of bestselling author, former Mississippi legislator and MSU alumnus John Grisham.

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111 Doctor Douglas L. Conner Drive, Starkville, Mississippi 39759, United States

The old jail where Johnny Cash stayed after being arrested in 1965 for “picking flowers”, an event he later memorialized in the song, “Starkville City Jail”.

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2535 Highway 51 South, Hernando, Mississippi 38632, United States

The courthouse, a Mississippi Landmark, features restored murals depicting the journeys of famed Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto—who explored this area in 1541-1542—as he searched for the Mississippi River.

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County Road 2207 and Mississippi 12, Kosciusko, Mississippi 39090, United States

Oprah Winfrey Road runs north of Hwy 12 past Oprah Winfrey’s first church, her family cemetery and the site of her birthplace.

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Fairpark District, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801, United States

This larger-than-life statue of Elvis’ 1956 Homecoming Concert at the Tupelo Fairgrounds was based on a famous shot called “the Hands” by Roger Marshutz.  Facing east toward his Tupelo birthplace, the statue is poised for a perfect photo op with Tupelo Hardware, where he bought his first guitar, visible over his left shoulder.  The statue stands on the site of the old fairgrounds where the concert took place and was created by Mississippi sculptor Bill Beckwith.

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71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804, United States

This six-foot-tall bronze sculpture of Chickasaw Chief Piomingo by William Beckwith sits in front of the Tupelo City Hall.

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1100 College Street, Columbus, Mississippi 39701, United States

Founded in 1884 as the first publicly-supported college for women in the United States, MUW is a tradition-rich university that has been home to such noted personalities as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty, as well as the mothers of both Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner.

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150 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635, United States

Rust College is a historically-black, coeducational, senior liberal arts college founded in 1866 by the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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221 North Fillmore Street, Corinth, Mississippi 38834, United States

Located in the historic train depot in Corinth, the museum is home to many artifacts detailing the history of northern Mississippi. Permanent exhibit items include fossils, American Indian artifacts, depot and railroad industry displays, aviation memorabilia and Civil War relics.  The museum sits at the famous crossroads of the Memphis & Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio railroads, which made Corinth one of the most strategic transportation hubs during the Civil War and gave the community its reputation as “The Crossroads of the Western Confederacy”.

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University of Mississippi, Grove Loop, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States

Completed in 1859, the observatory is now home to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.  Alvan Clark and Sons designed an 18½ inch refractor lens for Barnard, but when the Civil War broke out, it instead went to Chicago and is still in use at Northwestern University’s Dearborn Observatory.

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902 North Parkway, Corinth, Mississippi 38834, United States

Established by Union General Grenville M. Dodge to accommodate African-American refugees, the camp featured numerous homes, a church, school and hospital. The freedmen cultivated and sold cotton and vegetables in a progressive cooperative farm program. By August 1863, over 1,000 African American children and adults gained the ability to read through the efforts of various benevolent organizations. Although the camp had a modest beginning, it became a model and allowed for approximately 6,000 ex-slaves to establish their own individual identities.

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Le Fleur Cir, French Camp, Mississippi 39745, United States

French Camp, originally known as the Frenchman’s Camp and used as a recruitment facility by General Andrew Jackson, was founded circa 1810 when Louis LeFleur and his family opened a stand, or tavern, and inn. His son, Greenwood LeFleur, changed the spelling of his last name to LeFlore and later became a Mississippi Senator and Principal Chief of the Choctaw. Visitors traveling down the Natchez Trace can drive or walk through French Camp Historic District. A wooden boardwalk extends through the entire district from the Log Cabin Gift Shop to the Bed & Breakfast Inn, and Greenwood Leflore’s former council house now houses the Council House Café.

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114 Cleveland Street, New Albany, Mississippi 38652, United States

This Middle Woodland Mound Site has been dated to approximately 2,200 years ago and is the oldest documented man-made site in Union County.  Smithsonian archaeologists excavated the site in the middle 1880s, creating the map (below) and taking hundreds of objects for its permanent collection.  A selection of those objects is on loan from the Smithsonian to the Union County Heritage Museum and are currently on exhibit.  Annually events are held for students and adults at the 63 acre Mound site, that is owned by the Archaeological Conservancy. For tours and information contact the museum.  The site opens at dawn and closes at dusk.

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104 Maxwell Street, Starkville, Mississippi 39759, United States

In 1967, when the Urban Renewal Laws were adopted by the city of Starkville, the small neighborhood located between Mississippi State University and downtown Starkville was designated an Urban Renewal Area and subsequently became home to one of the first neo-traditionalist housing developments in America.

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114 Cleveland Street, New Albany, Mississippi 38652, United States

Exhibits in “Frenchman’s Bend”, an outdoor exhibit area, give the visitor interactive experiences and a feel for Mississippi’s rural culture with the Faulkner Literary Garden, the Storyteller’s Chair, Varner’s Country Store, a caboose, an early 20th century doctor’s office, a black smith shop, a 1950s auto body shop,  agricultural exhibits and great outdoor  folk art. The museum complex occupies a city block in New Albany one block from the birthplace of Nobel Prize winning writer William Faulkner.

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