Thursday, March 22, 2012

Where does the Mississippi delta begin?

According to the famous saying, attributed to author David Cohn, it begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.  The saying is that the Delta ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg, Mississippi, but, being on the Tennessee end of things as I am, I usually hear just the first part of the quote.
Did you know that western Tennessee north of Memphis is called "The Little Delta"?  It formed a culture that is distinct from, but similar to the Mississippi Delta culture.


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