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Dockery Farms is said to be where the blues were born. Home to famous Mississippi Delta Bluesman, Charley Patton, Dockery Farms was a farming plantation with its own currency, school, churches, gas station and much more. Famous bluesmen Robert...more
If you love blues music, make Dockery Farms a stop on your trip along the Blues Trail in Mississippi. Historians credit this site as seminal in the history of blues music. There are some cool audio recordings you can hear, very informative. It's not a...More
This is interesting little place but not for everyone.
If you love Blues history, this is often considered the cradle of the blues. I won't cover all its history since that is well covered from an internet search. If you stop, you'll find an old...More
This was a neat place to stop and explore. There was only one other person there taking pictures. Be sure to watch the film on the monitor in the gas station window and push the audio button before exploring the grounds. The information is useful...More
This place is generally regarded as the birthplace of delta blues.
So, it is a collection of ramshackle roadside barns and shacks plus an abandoned has station but thee is information there as well as a video you can trigger to watch and music you...More
if you are blues fan or just interested in some lessor known history, this place is it. The home of some legendary bluesmen and women, it offers an interesting perspective. I also took a Blues Tour led by some blues historians from the nearby university...More
I stopped today with a few friends. We are Teach For America trainees based at Delta State University in Cleveland. Dockery Farms is a very cool landmark, and while it is a short stop, it provides a nice visual of past times. I wish the...More