memorials to Robert Johnson
Historical placard explaining the origin of the town
Hazelhurst is the birthplace to Robert
Johnson. Someone got the idea to create a memorial to Robert
here. The top two photos show the front and back of this memorial,
while the bottom photo shows the circle of bricks with the names
of financial contributors that helped get this project completed.
This rock commemorates the 100th anniversary of the
Illinois Central coming through Hazelhurst. I don't know which
year was the centennial.
Showing the symmetry between the memorials. The brick
path connects the railroad and Robert Johnson landmarks. Interestingly,
these are located in the middle of US 51. Northbound traffic goes
to your right, southbound goes around to the left.
And lastly there is survery marker in this island.
You are only 79 feet above mean sea level in Hazelhurst.
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Robert Johnson's graves
Page created on August 16, 2005
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