Clarksdale and Coahoma County

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Settlers came to Clarksdale and Coahoma County with dreams of owning land and building a future. Some bought small plots to build a cabin and carve out a living, while others amassed large acreages of the most fertile soil in the world. They found nearly impenetrable forests and cane breaks and were confronted with unbearable hardships as they attempted to tame the land. With perseverance and the labor of African Americans using oxen, mules, and crude tools, Coahoma County made Clarksdale the "Golden Buckle on the Cotton Belt." From this labor a phenomenon has enveloped the city, and the preservation of the heritage and traditions of Delta blues has made Clarksdale an international destination for those searching for the authentic roots of blues music.
ISBN: 9781467115827
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Mississippi
Series: Images of America
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Judith Coleman Flowers, a local historian, is one of the founders and initial president of the Clarksdale Heritage Foundation. She has served as the special projects coordinator for the Coahoma County Tourism Commission and has freely given of her time in genealogical research in exchange for donations to the Carnegie Public Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County. Images contained in this work are from the extensive collection of the public library, the Library of Congress, and the private collections of proud local families.
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