PHOTO ESSAY: Mississippi Delta

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The church with no name, Quitman County, Miss.

A recent trip to the Mississippi Delta around Clarksdale, Miss., and neighboring Helena-West Helena, Ark., across the river offered an opportunity for some interesting pictures, such as the church with no name, above.  It’s located in Quitman County about five miles east of Clarksdale.  The church was nestled in a glen by a small river with a cemetery in a front side yard area.  But the area seemed abandoned with no signs anywhere.  Enjoy these photos below, all by publisher Andy Brack.

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Sunny’s Country Store, an abandoned complex west of Batesville, Miss.

This joint in East Tupelo, Miss. (not in the Delta) is just around the corner from the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

This joint in East Tupelo, Miss. (not in the Delta) is just around the corner from the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

A blues wall in downtown Clarksdale, Miss. Check out the names of blues legends on the wall.

A blues wall in downtown Clarksdale, Miss. Check out the names of blues legends on the wall.

This broken down trailer in Helena-West Helena, Ark, is on Walnut Street, which appears to once have been a center of commerce but now only has two funeral homes on it.

This broken down trailer in Helena-West Helena, Ark, is on Walnut Street, which appears to once have been a center of commerce but now only has two funeral homes on it.

Adjacent Cherry Street in Helena-West Helena has more businesses, but still has a lot of empty storefronts.

Adjacent Cherry Street in Helena-West Helena has more businesses, but still has a lot of empty storefronts.

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