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The former Hopson Plantation just outside of Clarksdale has become the Shack Up Inn, a boutique hotel consisting of motel rooms in the former cotton gin and rentable sharecroppers’ shacks, as well as the former commissary which is now a bar and live music venue. The grounds are decorated with old signs and bottletrees, and there is the Juke Joint Chapel, which serves as a second music venue on the premises. Needless to say, the hotel is extremely popular with visitors to the Juke Joint Festival, and a special excursion train of the Mississippi Delta Railroad is run between Hopson and the Clarksdale depot every half hour during the festival days. 

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