I grew up in one. Greenwood, MS. Also in Indianola.
Huge downtown areas from the early 1900's. Huge old Antebellum mansions still there where all the rich farmers, lawyers, etc live in.
Still basically segregated...all the white kids go to private schools, black kids to public. Walk in a more upscale restaurant and white people will mostly sit on one side, blacks on the other. The farmers are extremely wealthy landowners owning thousands of acres that have been in the family since the 1800s. I know of some whose workers are the descendants of sharecroppers or even slaves that worked on the same farm.
They always say the delta is the most Southern place on earth existing today and it's like a time warp. Image: http://www.aboutgreenwoodms.com/postcards/photos/businesses/russell-company.jpg Image: http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9LXQLHDKp02WjZi2hXQcmdxLpSoHJ5xGQ10YXcACQ2KC8ZzZtvg Image: http://images.neighborcity.com/images/01/a3/df/aa.jpg Image: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/recession-road/CondosSND.jpg
The above are shacks that you can rent to stay the night. Located on an old cotton plantation
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