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'Fully engulfed in flames': Fire destroys Mississippi John Hurt Museum

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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A fire destroyed the Mississippi John Hurt Museum, according to an announcement from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Mississippi John Hurt was a legendary bluesman, who first recorded in the 1920s and was recorded by the Library of Congress in the 1960s. He died in 1966. The release states the fire occurred in the early morning hours Wednesday at the museum's location on County Road 109. According to the release, a Delta Electric service technician was dispatched to the location. Upon arrival, the technician found the museum "fully engulfed in...

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