July 21, 2005
i arrived in tunica, mississipi which is one of the most racially segregated places in america... tunica county used to also be one of the poorest in america however due to all casino's that have landed directly on the mississippi river it is now one of the richest.
since so many people have been coming to the casinos they had to put a med station right next to the casinos because so many people were/are having heart attacks and other medical problems.
it's been really interesting being here. i've got to see the county... many rice and cotton fields. everything you would expect in the south. i went to a restaurant for lunch called the blue & white and outside they have brushes so when people come they can wipe off their mud of their shoes....
i tried some fresh fried green tomatoes.... they're pretty good.
in town this was a fairly odd old furniture sign i saw for coffins...
and then we went to the world famous Hollywood where the song "walking in memphis" and movie "the pelican brief" was written... perhaps when people enter they discover their hidden inspiration?
they were closed, so i couldn't enter.
Posted by jennifer at July 21, 2005 11:15 PM
how far is that from carriere, ms?
Posted by: george at July 22, 2005 1:13 PM
about 5 hours away... no where near. why?
Posted by: jen at July 22, 2005 2:22 PM