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  1. 3-day Johnny Cash Festival in Arkansas to commemorate musicianRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 31 | NWAonline

    ... home in 2014. Souvenirs galore are for sale. This newer facility occupies the former movie theater and soda shop of Dyess Colony Resettlement Area, a New Deal project created to house poor farmers during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Cash, who ...

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  2. Kris Kristofferson headlines Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in DyessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Arkansas Times

    Kristofferson, who famously convinced Cash to record "Sunday Morning Coming Down" when Kristofferson was working as a janitor at Nashville's Columbia Records, is joined by Rosanne Cash, Joanne and Tommy Cash and Buddy Jewell for the Saturday afternoon concert, 12:15 p.m., which follows a three-day symposium in the Dyess Colony Circle.

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  3. New funds available to Delta regionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... the "integration of arts and culture into community development activity" -- include the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess and the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown El Dorado. The Delta Regional Authority and National Endowment for the ...

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  4. Clover Bend site a tribute to New Deal projectRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... large part by Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs. Thanks to the legendary fame of Johnny Cash, the community of Dyess has been in the spotlight in recent years with restoration of his family's modest home in the community created for landless ...

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  5. City working to keep community center openRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    DYESS, AR - City leaders in Dyess want to spruce up their community center. Mayor Ken Gillmore said they're struggling with finding the funding to renovate their community center.

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  6. City partners with group to build Bed and Breakfast homesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    DYESS, AR - The city of Dyess is partnering with Little Custom Homes to bring in more places for visitors to stay. Bill Joe Denton, director of Little Custom Homes, said they're working on a project to bring in Bed and Breakfast homes into Dyess.

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  7. UA officials travel state, visit NEARead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | KAIT-TV

    ... Livestock and Forestry Research Station and ate dinner at Josie's Steakhouse. The group plans to visit Jonesboro, Dyess, Wilson and Forrest City on Wednesday. During the Jonesboro visit, Steinmetz and the group will meet with ASU-Jonesboro ...

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  8. continued...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | Times-Dispatch

    ... what is going on with tourism. After a late afternoon tour and dinner in Walnut Ridge, the group went on to tour the Dyess colony and Johnny Cash Boyhood Home on Thursday and finished up their meeting in Jonesboro on Friday. While in downtown Walnut ...

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  9. New highway designations honor Johnny Cash, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Levon Helm and Louis JordanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | Arkansas Times

    ... the history of American music? Probably. Here's the bill in full, excerpted below. The route along Highway 17 from Dyess, Arkansas, to Wilson, Arkansas, where the boyhood home of Johnny Cash is located, is designated the "Johnny Cash Memorial ...

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  10. State Parks & Recreation takes tour around DeltaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... just within the state and country; but internationally. Webb said for the past couple of years, they wanted to get to Dyess. He said people from 60 countries came to the Cash Home last year. However, Ruth Hawkins, director of Arkansas State ...

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  11. New highway designations honor Johnny Cash, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Levon Helm and Louis JordanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | Arkansas Times

    ... on all the ways Arkansas artists have shaped the history of American music? Probably. The route along Highway 17 from Dyess, Arkansas, to Wilson, Arkansas, where the boyhood home of Johnny Cash is located, is designated the "Johnny Cash Memorial ...

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  12. Johnny Cash's Footsteps Lead Tourists Back in Time to DyessRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2017 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... house where she and Johnny grew up here in the Sunken Lands of the northeast Arkansas Delta. Johnny Cash returned to Dyess in 1968, accompanied by a documentary film crew and Joel Baldwin, a photographer with Look Magazine. But it was the restored ...

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  13. Last Word: 'Sun Records,' Ole Miss's Lack of Control and Haslam in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | The Daily News

    ... years from the family of Sam Phillips . Several years ago, we wrote about the community where Johnny Cash grew up in Dyess, Arkansas where the family home is now a museum . We wrote about it as his daughter, Rosanne Cash , visited the city for a ...

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  14. Last Word: 'Sun Records,' Ole Miss's Lack of Control and Haslam in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | The Daily News

    ... years from the family of Sam Phillips . Several years ago, we wrote about the community where Johnny Cash grew up in Dyess, Arkansas where the family home is now a museum . We wrote about it as his daughter, Rosanne Cash , visited the city for a ...

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  15. Cash festival going back to singer's rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2017 | NWAonline

    It can be a challenge to spend money in this small Mississippi County town, but Bruce Black, 58, of Union, Ohio, had a $100 bill burning a hole in his pocket last week. Once home to 3,000 people, Dyess now has fewer than 500 residents.

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  16. Headlining act announced for Johnny Cash Heritage FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    DYESS, AR - A new chapter begins in 2017 with the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival. The new event that combines educational activities in Dyess, as well as entertainment and special events, continues the legacy of the earlier concert series held in Jonesboro.

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  17. Project of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... greater impact on the state in the decades ahead is also in Mississippi County. It's not a factory. It's the former Dyess Colony, where a new visitors' center was dedicated May 21. My vote for economic development project of the year goes to Dyess. ...

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  18. Preserve ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Arkansas Times

    ... old Lewisburg." A couple of Preserve Arkansas's biggest successes: the preservation of Johnny Cash's boyhood home in Dyess, which was acquired by Arkansas State University after being on the 2006 "Most Endangered" list, and the renovation of the ...

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  19. Johnny Cash birthplace seeks commerce boostRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2016 | Washington Times

    ... why he thinks the people of Kingsland don't begrudge the attention - and hundreds of thousands of dollars - ladled on Dyess in Mississippi County, where the Cash family moved in 1935, when little J.R. Cash was just 3. Arkansas State University and a ...

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