ASU to buy Cash home | Rock Candy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

ASU to buy Cash home

Posted By on Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 12:59 PM


Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has reached a deal to buy the historic boyhood home of music legend Johnny Cash near Dyess in Mississippi County. The purchase offer, which has been on the table since early last year, is reportedly $100,000.

Cash moved to the house with his family in 1935 when he was three years old. He was born in Kingsland, near Fordyce. The Dyess house was part of a 500-family farming colony set up by the U.S. Government in the depths of the Great Depression. ASU hopes to restore the house, along with several WPA-constructed buildings in Dyess, and turn the house into a museum. A fund-raising concert — the first of what supporters hope will be an annual Johnny Cash Music Festival — is planned for the ASU campus on Aug. 4, with appearances by several special guests, including George Jones, Roseanne Cash and John Carter Cash.

Here's a little video of Cash's return to his old home with his family around 1968. It sure looks a lot rougher these days. Let's hope ASU can bring it back from the brink.

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by David Koon

  • An Arkansas-themed gift guide

    Get out your shopping list.
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • Arkansas joint ventures

    With dispensary and cultivation applications pending, hundreds of Arkansas entrepreneurs are sitting on go for a medical cannabis gold rush. How will it pan out?
    • Nov 16, 2017
  • Visionary Arkansans 2017

    A celebration of Arkansans with ideas and achievements of transformative power.
    • Nov 9, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • John Goodson and others add lawyers for hearing on forum shopping

    Lawyers facing federal court sanctions for forum shopping a class action insurance case have brought in new legal guns from out of state to fight potential sanctions.
    • May 26, 2016
  • Lawyers plead for mercy in Fort Smith forum shopping case

    Twelve of the lawyers facing punishment by federal Judge P.K. Holmes in Fort Smith for moving a class action case against an insurance company out of his court to a state court where it was speedily settled have filed their argument against sanctions.
    • Jun 16, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation