Scenic USA - Mississippi
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Jimmie Rodgers Museum
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Considered as the Father of Country Music, Meridian, Mississippi, salutes their legendary son Jimmie Rodgers. Built to resemble a train depot, the Jimmie Rodgers Museum is located in Meridian’s Highland Park. Known by a number of nicknames, James Charles Rodgers (the Singing Brakeman) was born September 8, 1897, the youngest of three boys. By age 13, the young entertainer was retrieved twice from traveling shows. Rodgers’ first job was with the railroad, where he honed his guitar playing skills. Contracting tuberculosis at age 27, Rodgers was forced to quit the railroad.
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