Travel Blogs from Cleveland
... Zero Blues Club (more later). As we walk about downtown we see some shops that have been refurbished, there is a new, quite trendy bar and restaurant, serving (from the menu) almost healthy fresh sounding food. Miss Del's general store has a real mixture of things to buy, you can buy feed, seed, plants, toys, home goods as well as a range of gourmet food. The guy in front of me in the store bought a dollars worth of bean and corn ...
... which was much like the I55. Miles and miles of flat arable land with no relief. I think that's what you call 'big sky' landscape.. Every now and then there is evidence of the wealthy plantation style of housing, although still called plantations they are now enormous farms with massive irrigation vehicles and crop spraying aerodromes.
I got to Clarksdale about 12 and had a wander round the "Delta Blues Museum" this was well worthwhile, not only because I was bursting, but ...
Before leaving Memphis, we stopped by the National Civil Rights Museum located at the Lorraine Motel. The second floor balcony of this motel was the site of Martin Luther Kings assassination back on April 4th 1968. The museum was recently redone and expanded and was preparing for a grand reopening this weekend on the 46th anniversary of his death. We could see only a few exhibits, but they were profound and well done. Looking at the old photos from that fateful day, that section ...
... make way for me, and the bulls kept their watchful distance. One foal seemed quite confused by my little blue blob of a car, but eventually worked his way around and back to his kin. The night was supposed to end in Greenville, but by streetlight and headlights I had a very hard time differentiating the safe but terribly impoverished parts of town from the dangerous ones and ended up continuing on to a generic, clean motel in Cleveland, ...
... workers that often had their own stores and even their own currency. This planter class represented an almost unheard of extreme of wealth and power in American history--a class who built islands of white, ostentatious wealth in a sea of black poverty.
But that system is in the past, and the planter class is gone or invisible in the Delta, replaced by the big corporate farms. Is that much better? The planters were terrible, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed