Their world, beyond the razor-wire fences of the school, was no broader than the dusty streets of the wrong side of the tracks, the sloped tin roofs and sagging porches of shotgun shacks
and trailers mounted on cinderblocks.
Make a visit to Clarksdale even more memorable with an overnight stay at the Hopson Plantation's Shack Up Inn--a bed and breakfast made up of authentic sharecroppers' shotgun shacks. Don't worry--while the exterior of each ramshackle shanty is authentically dilapidated, rickety and rustic, the interiors are modern, clean and comfy, with amenities you just won't find at the local Holiday Inn.
The 15-acre property purchased for the park included Elvis's first home, and today more than 60,000 tourists and fans take the exit off US 78 to Elvis Presley Boulevard each year, headed for the tiny shotgun shack at the end of the road.
Urban renewal erased all that, with government bulldozers tearing down shotgun shacks
and well-kept two-story homes alike.
She perceived that, because of the declining birth rate for the United States as a whole during the 1930s, the ever-prolific women of the South's pine barrens and shotgun shacks
were producing a disproportionally large share of America's children.
It fell on the row of shotgun shacks
, on the burned-out grocery, on the street in front of the shuttered tavern.
Visitors from around the world have stayed in these renovated shotgun shacks
with corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls.