Clarksdale is home to the blues every weekend of every year, but it comes alive during the Juke Joint Festival each year in April. My cousin drove up from New Orleans for me to take her over. I have decided she is now my favorite road trip companion. She loves to stop for pictures, and we went way out of our way several times to get back around to photograph a building or some unique detail of the building. We both agree our pet peeve is being with someone who won't stop for a photo, or who gets cranky if you get lost or take the circuitous route rather than a straight line.
Apparently, this drug store sign has been photographed many times, including by our own Preservation in Mississippi's EL Malvaney. Perhaps Malvaney can also fill us in on the Masonic Temple, since wading through pages of data yield less than the cornerstone in terms of history. A peek through the window shows that something is still happening in the Haggard drug store, though it seemed more empty shelves than those with merchandise. The drug store occupies the corner of the building.