Clarksdale – The Crossroads 001 BW
This is the tourism marker for the intersection of highways 49 and 61 a.k.a. the Crossroads. The Crossroads were made famous by the song Cross Road Blues; a Delta blues song written and recorded by Robert Johnson which became part of the mythology of the Faustian bargain made by Johnson in which he sold his soul to the Devil for his musical abilities. The song was later adapted by Eric Clapton and recorded as simply “Crossroads” with his band Cream.