Dockery PlantationWednesday, September 21, 2011
The last time we were in the Delta, we stopped at Dockery Plantation just outside Cleveland. It's one of the places believed to be the 'birthplace of the Blues' as among its residents were Charley Patton, Henry Sloan, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Roebuck 'Pops' Staples. There's a historical marker about that also.
This restored (but not functioning currently) service station is on the grounds:
...as well as some storage and processing buildings:
The boys found this nest (or what's not really a nest) of these Killdeer eggs there outside the Plantation church -- Killdeer will lay their eggs right on the ground, like here where they're so well camouflaged with the gravel.