Mississippi is a most mysterious place. Catch this bit of musing http://the-man-from-porlock.blogspot.com/2009/05/darn-sarf-they-do-things-different.html#comments.
Note the first comment and who is mumpfing.
That P.L. Blake is going to be a hoot! $50 Million for clipping news stories? One must suppose that's plausible.
But not as plausible as the resurrection of Avalon, MS and Mississippi John Hurt.