Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home Makes History

On Friday May 4th, singer Johnny Cash's boyhood home was added to the National Register of Historical places.

The home now has a green sign outside with a description that designates it as "Farm No. 266 - Johnny Cash Boyhood Home." 

In 1935, the Cash family moved to the Dyess Colony in Arkansas. It was part of a planned community and an agricultural colony set up by then President Roosevelt during 'The Depression.'

The program gave the family 40 acres and a five-room home to live in. Johnny lived there from the age of 3 until he graduated high school in 1950.

His parents sold the home in 1954 and moved into town. The Cash home was passed from family to family and eventually fell to neglect and disrepair.

In 2012, Arkansas State University purchased the property and began the renovations. The home, as well as historic Dyess Colony, is a popular vacation destination spot.

Be sure to check out the Dyess Theater which features pictures and information about "The Man in Black" as well as his guitars and other memorabilia. Don't forget to stop by and take a quick tour of Johnny's house as well.

There's an informative and fun video back about the Cash Dyess home and the on-going renovations. The video shares some interesting stories about a young Johnny Cash and the Cash family as well.

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