Pho­tog­ra­pher Notes:

DRIFT Travel magazine - - America -

Mu­sic and his­tory lovers flock­ing to the Mis­sis­sippi Delta re­gion won’t want to miss the rare op­por­tu­nity to lay their weary bones down at the Shack Up Inn on the Hop­son Plan­ta­tion, just a few miles from the leg­endary Cross­roads, High­ways 49 and 61 in Clarks­dale. Guests can choose to sleep in a ren­o­vated Cot­ton Gin or a shot­gun house, such as the one pic­tured here, which plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in the folk­lore and cul­ture of the south. Su­per­sti­tion holds that ghosts and spir­its are at­tracted to shot­gun houses be­cause they may pass straight through them, and many of the homes were built with doors that were mis­aligned on pur­pose to keep the trav­el­ing spir­its out. “The Ritz they ain’t”, but vis­i­tors crav­ing his­tory and the blues en­joy all the mod­ern con­ve­niences of to­day along with the ex­pe­ri­ence of sleep­ing in an au­then­tic share­crop­per’s shack of yes­ter­day.

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