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Historic Edwards Hotel gets Blues Trail Marker

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It started as the Edwards Hotel in 1923 and Wednesday, the historic building in downtown Jackson was honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

Now the Hilton Garden Inn and King Edward Hotel, it hosted many famous blues musicians and music legends.

There was even a temporary studio for record companies in the 1930's.

Blues artists Bo Carter, Robert Wilkins and Isaiah Nettles, among others, recorded at the hotel.

Mayor Harvey Johnson said, "This is great and not only is it a marker, the 10th or 11th marker here in the city of Jackson, indicating the presence of Jackson in the whole blues genre, but it's in front of this beautiful, beautiful hotel that has been transformed into the kind of attraction that it was in its heydey."

The hotel was also a hot spot for state lawmakers.

Governor Haley Barbour said the landmark is a well deserving spot on the Mississippi Blues Trail. 

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