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Where The Southern Crosses The Dog

Southern Ave., Moorhead, MS, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 26' 56.6664", -90° 30' 24.9948"
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This intersection of the Southern R.R. (now the C. & G.) and the Yazoo Mississippi Valley (now Illinois Central) inspired countless folk-songs, stories & paintings. Crossing dates from 1895.

Last updated: 6/17/2009 10:15:00

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Where The Southern Crosses The Dog:
Originally the blues Crossroads was a literal right-angle crossing of two railroads - where the Southern cross the Dog - in Moorhead, Mississippi. The Southern was a line of the Southern Railway, sold to the Columbus and Greenville Railway in 1920, and the Dog was the Yellow Dog, officially the Yazoo and Delta Railroad, part of the Illinois Central Railroad system after 1897. This place is mentioned in a number of blues, including the recorded works of W. C. Handy and Bessie Smith.
Where The Southern Crosses The Dog Historical Marker Location Map, Moorhead, Mississippi