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... Timbuktu, Avienca, the different Muslim dynasties, etc. Next we drove over to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Again, we watched a short film hosted by Robin Roberts (a Mississippian) and saw some names you would recognize, such as Brett Favre, Willye White, Walter Peyton, etc. There were many we didn't recognize, but had great careers in baseball, football, golf, tennis, etc. They also have had athletes in ...
... with John Grisham's "A Time To Kill" and other films like "My Dog Skip".
The visitor center in Canton will tell you that General Sherman stayed in a house here during the Civil War and that is why he spared the Court House.
There really isn't much to do in Canton, but I would come back just to go on the Nissan Plant tour. Tomorrow it is on to Memphis and our visit with Elvis!!
... apart from some nice architecture and a few green spaces within the city. Nonetheless, we explored the city for a few hours before retiring to our hotel which had a swimming pool and cable TV!!
A bit broken from New Orleans we spent the late afternoon in the pool, warmed up a couple of microwave meals and watched some dodgy American films.... just what the doctor ordered!!
The next day we left Jackson for Clarksdale, home of the Delta Blues!
... hand all was missing was the cumbyares. After a pretty rubbish sleep i had only ever been camping once before which we took double blow up mattress and 2 quilt covers and pillows we had no such luxuries here! Sleeping bag and small inflatable mattress is all we have, ed kindly donated his sleeping bag fleece to me but didn't quite kick the cold. Woke up to a very sunny day We headed off into Washington DC we arrived to a massive city with huge built up buildings i was completely ...
... towards Port Gibson. This was the road taken by the majority of Grants army. His army was spread out over the countryside but this road was the main thoroughfare. There was a few stops for battlefields but mostly there were signs placed at various locations to tell the significance of these spots. Like, this is the house where Grant had his headquarters before he heard the guns of a confederate ambush further up ahead, ...
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