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At Dockery Plantation, the real home of the blues

Dockery Plantation, between Cleveland and Ruleville, Mississippi on state Highway 8, was established in 1895. It is and will be historically remembered as a major dissemination point for the blues, at its beginnings. Charley Patton lived there, and a number of musicians who learned directly from him learned there or in that area. The plantation headquarters is largely intact and is being preserved, and the store is being restored. With a state Blues Trail Marker by the back building (below), it invites folks to walk through the main buildings.

These are some iphone photos from a bright late-March day.

 

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