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Sunflower River west of Ruleville, Mississippi.

The Sunflower River (also known as the Big Sunflower River) is one of the main tributaries of the Yazoo River in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is navigable by barge for 50 miles. It rises in De Soto County, Mississippi near the Tennessee border and flows south for 100 miles to the Yazoo River. At Clarksdale on its banks, the annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel festival is held.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers maintains a navigation channel, thirty miles in length. Built in 1976, the channel is used by barges and pleasure craft.

According to the USGS, variant names include Hushpuckaman Creek.[1]

Water Quality[edit]

Like the Yazoo, this river is heavily silt laden. The river gets its mud from the bayous and small streams that feed it. The river has a distinct "Clear-Mud Line" where it meets the Yazoo, showing that the Big Sunflower is muddier than the Yazoo.

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Coordinates: 32°40′13″N 90°40′4″W / 32.67028°N 90.66778°W / 32.67028; -90.66778


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"sunflower river blues" john fahey @ the new varsity

John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues (1967 Version)

From "Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes, Vol. 2" (1967)

Jack Rose - Sunflower River Blues

John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues

Original Version.

Sunflower river blues - Cover John Fahey - Open C tuning

Another Open C tuning from "death chants breakdowns and military waltzes " Fahey album. Play with a Gibson J 50.

Pelt "Sunflower River Blues"

From I AM THE RESURRECTION: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN FAHEY © 2006 Vanguard Records.

John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues

beautiful song by the iconic guitarist John Fahey. no copyright infringement intended.

John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues (BBC Session, 28 May 1969)

Sunflower River Blues- On Ukulele

Here is a piece by John Fahey called Sunflower River Blues. You can download the tab as I currently play it here: https://aaron-keim.squarespace.com/ukulelet...

"Sunflower River Blues" by John Fahey

performed by Benjamin Kammin http://www.benjaminkammin.com.

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2 news items

The Daily Times

The Daily Times
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:56:15 -0700

Workers will plant more than 50 individual native species, such as swamp sunflower, river birch and winterberry, in the enhanced wetlands. They will also construct boardwalks, which will allow students direct access to the learning area's sites. The ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:35:01 -0700

"My mom and dad were Gus and Pauline (Nobile)," he said. "We grew up right out there on Highway 82 before the Sunflower River bridge." Nobile's siblings include his late older brother Billy and older brother Jimmy – "he was the security man at MDJC for ...
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