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Mississippi Roads (Create)

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Walt heads north to Hernando to attend the annual A'Fair and stop by the Velvet Cream, a timeless ice cream parlor. We discover an innovative documentary filmmaking school in the Delta town of Clarksdale, and meet two Ocean Springs sisters who wrote and illustrated a beautiful book about oyster mushrooms.

Walt and the Roads team watch the spectacular July 4 Balloon Glow in Ridgeland, meet a woman who turned her passion for photography into a statewide magazine, and travel to the Gulf Coast to dine at the Biloxi Schooner and visit the Bay St. Louis Little Theater.

This Mississippi Roads is all about the dead. We visit historic Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, Friendship Cemetery in Columbus where Memorial Day has its roots, and a very old cemetery in Natchez where some early settlers rest. Finally, we learn the haunting story of Henry Vick and the Chapel of the Cross Cemetery in Madison County.

Walt and the Roads team visit Canton, where the film business is booming, then meet some homegrown filmmakers in the town of West Point. We look back at the filming of "Good Ole Boy" in Yazoo City in 1987, and also meet some Gulf Coast filmmakers whose shot-for-shot remake of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" made them the coolest kids in town.

Walt visits the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby, then meets a group of War of 1812 re-enactors near Natchez. We travel to Washington, D.C. with veterans visiting the World War II Memorial. Finally, we learn about the Dutch pilots who trained in Jackson during World War II and made quite an impression with the locals.

Mississippians love food, and Walt and the Roads team are no exceptions! We dine at Weidmann's in Meridian, in operation for more than 150 years; taste the home cooking at Peggy's in Philadelphia; go tailgating with Bulldog fans at Mississippi State; and learn why Water Valley's BTC Grocery was featured in the New York Times.

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