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Farm No. 266—Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

Farm No. 266—Johnny Cash Boyhood Home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.[2][3][4]

Farm No. 266—Johnny Cash Boyhood Home
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Farm No. 266—Johnny Cash Boyhood Home is located in Arkansas
Farm No. 266—Johnny Cash Boyhood Home
Location4791 W Cty. Rd. 924, near Dyess, Arkansas
Coordinates35°35′51″N 90°14′42″W / 35.597393°N 90.244989°W / 35.597393; -90.244989 (Johnny Cash Boyhood Home)Coordinates: 35°35′51″N 90°14′42″W / 35.597393°N 90.244989°W / 35.597393; -90.244989 (Johnny Cash Boyhood Home)
Arealess than one acre
Built1934
NRHP reference #100002000[1]
Added to NRHPMay 2, 2018

In March 1935, when American music icon Johnny Cash was three years old, the family settled in Dyess, Arkansas, a New Deal colony established to give poor families a chance to work land that they had a chance to own as a result.[5] J.R., as he was known as a child, started working in his father's cotton fields at the age of five, singing along with his family while working. The family farm was flooded on at least two occasions, which inspired his song "Five Feet High and Rising". He lived there until he graduated from high school in 1950.[3]

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  1. ^ "Weekly listings". National Park Service. May 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (May 4, 2018). "Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Listed on National Register of Historic Places". Arkansas, Department of Arkansas Heritage. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  3. ^ a b Edward Salo; Elizabeth Johnson; Zach Elledge; Brian McIntruf; Callie Williams (February 8, 2018). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Farm No. 266, Johnny Cash Boyhood Home / Ray and Carrie Cash Home / MS0345" (PDF). Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Department of Arkansas Heritage. Fifty pages, with bibliography, and with 17 photos from 2017.
  4. ^ Kreps, Daniel (May 5, 2018). "Johnny Cash's Childhood Home Added to National Register of Historic Places". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  5. ^ Bowden, Bill (May 5, 2018). "National Register accepts Johnny Cash boyhood home in Arkansas". ArkansasOnline. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Archived from the original on May 5, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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