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Depression Colony Cashes In On Johnny Cash's Fame

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/15/2014 11:28 am

Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty.

Historic Dyess Colony Project Expects to Bring Tourists, Revenue

by Lee Hogan 5/2/2014 1:58 pm

The restoration of the Dyess Administration Building and the Johnny Cash boyhood home are part of a broader Historic Dyess Colony project, led by the Arkansas Heritage Sites. Project leaders hope the restoration, and inclusion into the Arkansas Heritage Sites, will incite investment and increase revenue in the area.

Dyess Administration Building Restoration Nearly Complete

by Associated Press 4/7/2014 8:14 am

A project to restore the boyhood home of Johnny Cash and the Dyess Administration Building is underway in the tiny Mississippi County town, and the projected completion date of the first phase is the end of April.