Natchez Burning – The terrible fire in Natchez Mississippi that killed 209 people.

Travel and Photography. Howlin’ Wolf and Blues.

I had only heard about the terrible fire from the Howlin’ Wolf record which I first heard as a teenager. I never thought I would actually get to visit the site and see where the tragedy had happened. It was a song; then suddenly, it was real. I was actually standing at the site that had elicited that song. All that was left was a slab of concrete.

Here’s Howlin’ Wolf’s poignant song. Takes me back to my fourteen-year-old self.

The Natchez Burning – YouTube