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The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region. If you would like to contribute to SFA’s oral history collections, please send your ideas for oral history along with your CV or Resume and a portfolio of prior oral history work to annemarie@southernfoodways.org.

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XTRAS: Hot Tamale Trail Map

The Mississippi Delta is the flat alluvial plain that flanks the western part of the state. This leaf-shaped area is often referred to as the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, for its borders are defined by these two powerful rivers.

David L. Cohn, author of God Shakes Creation and Greenville native, devised a geo-cultural definition of the region. He wrote that “the Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg.” His boundaries encompass our Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail.

Click on the image below to access our interactive map of the Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail. Use it to plan your own road trip to visit the places we’ve documented.

If you have an iPhone, download our free app, SFA Stories.

Grab a napkin and go!

Tamale Trail MAP image

*PLEASE NOTE: Every effort has been made to make the Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail a functional and up-to-date map of vendors and locations, but please contact these establishments directly when making travel plans to ensure all posted information is correct. All information herein is subject to change without notice.

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