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Muddy Waters Marker (Back) image, Touch for more information
By Cleo Robertson, January 4, 2015
Muddy Waters Marker (Back)
Mississippi (Sharkey County), Rolling Fork — 9 — Muddy Waters
~Front~ McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, was one of the foremost artists in blues history. In the late 1940s and 1950s he led the way in transforming traditional Delta blues into the electric Chicago blues style that paved the . . . — Map (db m80120) HM
Mississippi (Sharkey County), Rolling Fork — Teddy Roosevelt's Bear Hunt
Pres. Theodore Roosevelt came to Smedes, 2 mi. S, in 1902 to hunt. On Nov. 14, Roosevelt refused to shoot a captive bear. Cartoons of the event are though to have led to the creation of the "Teddy Bear." — Map (db m80119) HM

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