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Tunica County Mississippi Historical Markers

 
Rear of marker showing the layout of the mounds. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
Rear of marker showing the layout of the mounds.
Mississippi (Tunica County), Evansville — Beaverdam MoundsMississippi Mound Trail
There are currently two mounds located at the Beaverdam site, though there may originally have been more. Mound A has eroded over time and is now 11 feet tall. Early 20th-century accounts describe it as rectangular in shape with a two-tiered . . . — Map (db m116174) HM
Mississippi (Tunica County), Evansville — Evansville MoundsMississippi Mound Trail
Located on the eastern bank of the Beaverdam Lake, the Evansville site originally had at least four earthen mounds. Today, only Mounds A and B remain. When first recorded, Mound A had a two-tiered platform—the west side was roughly 18 feet . . . — Map (db m116171) HM
Mississippi (Tunica County), Hollywood — Hollywood MoundsMississippi Mound Trail
Hollywood Mounds originally consisted of a large platform mound surrounded by a series of smaller mounds. At 20 feet in height, Mound A is the site's central feature and was once enclosed on three sides by connected mounds forming an embankment. . . . — Map (db m116166) HM
Mississippi (Tunica County), Robinsonville — 40 — Highway 61 Blues
U.S. Highway 61, known as the "blues highway," rivals Route 66 as the most famous road in American music lore. Dozens of blues artists have recorded songs about Highway 61, including Mississippians Sunnyland Slim, James “Son” . . . — Map (db m68076) HM
Mississippi (Tunica County), Tunica — 54 — Harold "Hardface" Clanton
Long before casinos brought legalized gambling and big-name entertainment to Tunica, African American entrepreneur Harold "Hardface" Clanton (1916~1982) ran a flourishing operation here that offered games of chance, bootleg liquor, and the best in . . . — Map (db m51763) HM
Mississippi (Tunica County), Tunica — 30 — James Cotton
James Cotton, one of the world’s most popular and dynamic blues harmonica players, was born just east of this site on the Bonnie Blue plantation on July 1, 1935. Cotton apprenticed with harmonica master Sonny Boy Williamson No. 2 (Rice Miller) in . . . — Map (db m51770) HM
Mississippi (Tunica County), Tunica — Johnson Cemetery MoundMississippi Mound Trail
The Johnson Cemetery site currently consists of a single mound and associated village, but may originally have had a second mound. The existing mound is 12 feet high in height and was most likely pyramidal in shape, though its dimensions have . . . — Map (db m116168) HM
Mississippi (Tunica County), Tunica — Town of Tunica Veterans Memorial
In honor of Veterans of all Branches of the Military: those who made the supreme sacrifice, those honorably discharged and those who continue to serve their country, this unique Sculpture captures a poignant scene from the Vietnam War depicting the . . . — Map (db m51764) WM

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