Photo Diary: Inside the childhood home of Johnny Cash
If you care to pay a visit to Dyess, Arkansas, you'll find a stunning hidden gem down a winding dirt road. Once dilapidated to the point of near-ruin, today Johnny Cash’s boyhood Home has been restored by the Arkansas State University, opening up tours to the public. The home has been renovated and furnished as it was when the Cash family lived there, reflecting from the childhood memories of the star's youngest siblings, Joanne and Tommy Cash.
I love to visit the homes of famous people that I adore, it says a lot about the person to see where they came from. In the case of Johnny Cash, a visit to his home was more than just a walk through a house, but a history lesson of a very interesting period of American history, where families toiled, turning swampy wasteland into fertile farmland, to better their fortunes after the Great Depression.