johnny cash’s boyhood home

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johnny cash's boyhood home
4791 west county road 924
dyess, arkansas 72330

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In March 1935, when Cash was three years old, his family settled at this home in Dyess, Arkansas.

Founded in 1934, Dyess was a planned community built as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program, with streets laid out in a wheel pattern. The main purpose of the town's administration was to give poor families a chance to start over with land that they could work toward owning.

J.R. started working in the cotton fields at the age of five, singing with his family as he worked. The fields flooded at least twice, which later led to his song "Five Feet High and Rising".

Parts of the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" were filmed in Dyess.

The boyhood home of Johnny Cash is now owned by Arkansas State University.

dyess, arkansas