1999: Delta Blues Museum moves to new home in Clarksdale

Founded in 1979, the museum moved from the Carnegie Public Library to the historic Clarksdale freight depot. It is the oldest music museum in Mississippi.

Learn more at http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/.

June 15, 1999: Forrest County judge declares mistrial in case against Charles Noble

January 24, 1968 arrest photo of Charles Noble (MDAH Collection)
January 24, 1968 arrest photo of Charles Noble

Noble was charged in connection with the 1966 killing of Vernon Dahmer. At least one juror said he was already leaning toward acquitting Noble.

Link to the catalog

June 30, 1999: Humphreys County jury acquits Dennis Howell Newton in 1970 slaying of Rainey Pool

They concluded that he was a bystander, not a participant in Pool’s beating.

November 13, 1999: Humphreys County jury convicts three of manslaughter in 1970 killing of Rainey Pool

James “Doc” Caston, his brother, Charles E. Caston, and their half-brother, Hal Crimm, were convicted. Joe Oliver Watson, who had pleaded guilty to manslaughter, testified against the others.

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