Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Frogmore and Delta Music Museum, 3/19/2014

On the road again Wednesday March 19
 To Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins.
 The gin mill building
The owners, Buddy and Lynette Tanner keep some cotton that can be picked by visitors.

Cotton picking bags.
The bags would be so long they would drag behind as one picked.

The bags would be weighed. 
A replica of a cotton gin...but not exact. The crank would be turned and the teeth would pull the seed from the cotton.
 This Plantation had a Gin Stand that would remove the seeds.
Cotton fed thru the machine.
 Teeth would remove the seeds.
The bundling of the cotton bale.
The bale ready for shipment.
Overseer's "dogtrot" home.

Bath tub of the 1800's.

Slaves quarters.

hoecake - thin usually unleavened johnnycake made of cornmeal; originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire.
 Originally roof was wood but later galvanized steel.

 Delta Music Museum in Ferriday, LA.  it honors the artist from the Delta region.

The video about the artist was a trip down memory lane.  
Crossing the Mississippi River.
We stayed at Natchez State Park.

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