The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Helena Marker
The Mississippi to Helena marker, part of the Mississippi Blues Trail, promotes the vital role Helena played in blues history. Helena was at one time home to Mississippi-born blues legends Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson No. 2 (Rice Miller), James Cotton, Honeyboy Edwards, and Pinetop Perkins, as well as to Arkansas natives Roosevelt Sykes, Robert Nighthawk, Robert Lockwood Jr., Frank Frost, Jimmy McCracklin, and George “Harmonica” Smith, all of whom became influential figures in the blues. Helena was also the birthplace of "King Biscuit Time," the groundbreaking radio show that began in 1941 and continues today.