Gas pump and signs on the Hopson Plantation site on the outskirts of Clarksdale, in Mississippi's Delta region. An old spread on which black tenant farmers and mules picked cotton, Hopson became one of the Old South's first mechanized cotton farms in 1935. After the crops petered out and labor became scarce, the operation shut down for many years, but it was revived as a most unusual motel -- the Shack Up Inn -- in which guests sleep in some of the restored farm cabins, gins, and even metal silos. On the grounds, the converted farm commissary is now a jazz club and bar, loaded with antique memorabilia from the region. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2017.
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