Rising from the banks of the Mississippi River is Rosedale, a thriving port whose history as a center of society and trade, is still evident in its streets, buildings and people.
This city was mentioned in Robert Johnson’s “Travelin’ Riverside Blues,” I’m going to Rosedalewith my rider on my side, gone to barrelhouse baby on the riverside”. A Mississippi Blues Trail Marker is on site to tell the story. Visit www.msbluestrail.org
Just over the Mississippi River levee from Rosedale is Great River Road State Park, with acres of riverfront and a 75-foot high observation tower, offering some of the most spectacular views of the nation’s greatest briver.
Rosedale’s Grace Episcopal Church is the oldest Episcopal Church in Bolivar County.
Visit The White Front Café for some of the best hot tamales in the Delta. Also visit www.tamaletrail.com.
Be sure and join us at the Crossroads Blues & Heritage Festival in May. www.crossroadsbluessocietyrosedaems.com