In Walls you will find a parking area available on top of the Bluff, overlooking the Mississippi River basin, known as the Delta. Close by, just yards off the road, are two ancient Indian Burial Mounds. How American Indians used the mounds varied. The purposes of most mounds found are shrouded in mystery, but are believed to be sacred monuments to the dead. Open year round. GPS Coordinates: Lat 34.957873 / Long -90.15176 662-429-8852
Memphis Minnie, born Lizzie “Kid” Douglas in 1897, is considered by many to be the best female blues singer of all time. She received her first guitar in 1905 as a Christmas present and was among the first twenty performers inducted to the Hall of Fame at the inaugural W.C. Handy Awards in 1980. Her headstone was purchased and placed by modern-day blues legend Bonnie Raitt.
Located at new Hope M.B. Church Cemetery in Walls, Memphis Minnie’s Blues Trail Marker is one of four markers located in DeSoto County.