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New Blues Trial Marker In Ruleville

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Ruleville's "Greasy Street" will receive a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.            

The ceremony will be Tuesday at the corner of Floyce and Front streets in Ruleville. Front Street was the first commercially developed area in Ruleville.            

Officials say a popular explanation for the nickname "Greasy Street" is that cafe owners would throw old grease on the street to keep down the dust.            

Located a block south of the railway depot and across the tracks from several cotton gins, Greasy Street soon became a destination for blues performers.            

Musicians - including David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Charley Patton and Howlin' Wolf - would play here on Saturday afternoons when the street was crowded with residents of nearby plantations who came to town to shop and relax.

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