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Location DB > United States > Mississippi > Clarksdale > Hopson Cotton Plantation
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Hopson Cotton Plantation
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created by Opheliaism on 4/14/2005 2:48 AM
last modified by Opheliaism on 10/5/2009 5:42 PM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
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Clarksdale, Mississippi
United States
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    The Hopson Plantation Commissary stands today in much the same condition as in its glory days over fifty years ago. The building is full of antique and historical items which create a nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of the deep south Delta.
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1852
    Closed: 0
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     History
    In 1935 the Hopson Plantation began a monumental changeover to become one of the first completely mechanized cotton operations in the world. In the fall of 1944, International Harvester introduced the first cotton picker on the Hopson farm making it the first in the world to grow and harvest a commercial acreage of cotton produced completely by mechanical methods.


     Media Coverage
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     Future Plans
    Working in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, the Delta Blues Museum and the Library Board, the Hopson Preservation Company hopes to attract many visitors to our area including farm tourists, southern culture enthusiasts, and blues fans, to name a few. HPC also supports community functions and fund raisers, and is available for lease to HPC members for these type functions.
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    Thu, Apr 14th, 2005
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    Thu, Apr 14th, 2005
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 10/5/2009 5:43 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 5 09 at 17:43, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Oct 5 09 at 17:42, Opheliaism changed the following: Web Links
  • on Jul 30 07 at 19:50, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 24 06 at 10:58, Opheliaism deleted picture 100023 from gallery Hopson Cotton Plantation
  • on Mar 31 06 at 19:06, Opheliaism made this location public
  • on Feb 15 06 at 7:11, Opheliaism made this location private
  • on Feb 15 06 at 7:11, Opheliaism made this location public
  • on Feb 15 06 at 7:10, Opheliaism made this location private
  • on Dec 7 05 at 13:59, Opheliaism updated gallery picture Clarksdale 017.jpg
  • on Dec 7 05 at 1:13, Opheliaism made this location available
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