On Tuesday, a farm once considered Johnny Cash’s ‘sanctuary’ opened to the public as a museum.
Cash came to own the 107-acre farm in Bon Aqua, Tennessee after his accountant embezzled his money and bought several properties. When Cash found out, the country music star made the accountant sign over all the properties. He and his wife, June Carter Cash, sold all of them except for the one in Bon Aqua.
The farm has been transformed into a museum showing Cash memorabilia including dioramas, paintings, and handwritten letters and song lyrics.
While Tennessee is showing off its tribute to the legend, Folsom is gearing up to show off one of its own next summer.
The city of Folsom opened Phase I of The Johnny Cash Trail on October 4, 2014.
By the summer 2017, the city will transform the 1.2-mile bike trail connecting the Folsom Lake Trail by way of an over-crossing into the Johnny Cash Legacy Park.
The park will be located around the corner of East Natomas Street and Folsom Lake Crossing.
According to the city’s website, there will be eight larger-than-life public art pieces telling the story of Johnny Cash and his connection to Folsom Prison along the trail.
The legacy park also includes a plan for a 3-acre park featuring an amphitheater and a 40-foot landmark sculpture of the ‘man in black.'