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route #9: New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee 
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The initial plan was to follow Route 61 in search of the Blues and check out Vicksburg, Clarksdale, Tunica etc. This would mean driving 50 miles more than if we would

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Conveniently, there is a very nice and clean campground for RVs inside the forest of T.O. Fuller State Park, 10 miles from city center. When Tony the park ranger – gray shirt, green trousers, smokey hat and all – gave us his number in case of emergency, we almost wished for something to happen to see him in action…

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Memphis, Tennessee
A melting pot of blues, soul, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll. Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Isaac Hayes… all got their start in Memphis in the 1950s and 1960s. We stopped by Lorraine Motel – Room 306 , visible from the street, was the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination – now the National Civil Rights Museum; 151 years after the 13th Amendment, the exhibit is a poignant reminder of all that still remains to be achieved…

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route #9: New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee 
BACK TO MAP
NEXT ROUTE

The initial plan was to follow Route 61 in search of the Blues and check out Vicksburg, Clarksdale, Tunica etc. This would mean driving 50 miles more than if we would

Check out the print edition for more information.

Conveniently, there is a very nice and clean campground for RVs inside the forest of T.O. Fuller State Park, 10 miles from city center. When Tony the park ranger – gray shirt, green trousers, smokey hat and all – gave us his number in case of emergency, we almost wished for something to happen to see him in action…

Check out the print edition for more information.

Memphis, Tennessee
A melting pot of blues, soul, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll. Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Isaac Hayes… all got their start in Memphis in the 1950s and 1960s. We stopped by Lorraine Motel – Room 306 , visible from the street, was the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination – now the National Civil Rights Museum; 151 years after the 13th Amendment, the exhibit is a poignant reminder of all that still remains to be achieved…

Check out the print edition for more information.