One of the major factors behind the great migration of African Americans from the South to the Northern Cities was the mechanization of agriculture, which dimished the need for manual labor.
The Cotton Pickin Blues Marker (Clarksdale) is located right off Commissary Cr.
Clarksdale, Mississippi is the Birthplace of the Blues and is also the location of the famous crossroads intersection Highway 49 and 61
In 1944 the Hopson Planting Co. produced the first crop of cotton planted and harvested and baled by machines.
Outside of the Hopson building are all different kinds of old cars, trucks and machinery
There is so much to see at this little stop. Lots of older homes around (not pictured). I wasn't sure if anyone was living in them or not. Most of them looked like shacks.
The Hopson which was once a working plantation, now has live music and is home of the Shack Up Inn.