Muddy Waters addition at Blues Museum

Muddy Waters addition at Blues Museum
March 29, 2011

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) - Construction has started on a $1.4 million addition at the Delta Blues Museum to honor Muddy Waters.

Ground was broken this past week.

Museum director Shelley Ritter says the two-story wing will include the remains of the cabin from Stovall Farms where Waters grew up.

Ritter says other new exhibits in the wing would feature the history of Clarksdale's blues culture as told by the musicians and the music they created.

Waters was born in Rolling Fork in 1915. He was raised in Clarksdale after his mother died. In 1943, he moved to Chicago where his musical career took off. Waters died in 1983.
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