Exterior at dusk
Exterior at dusk

Originally finished w/o electricity, Ray Cash eventually connected it and suspended the house's first light bulb from the living room ceiling.

Front porch
Front porch

Historical photographs provided by the Cash family guided the project, including restoration of the porch swing and the window box, filled with petunias.

The Cash Family
The Cash Family

One of several historical photographs shared by the Cash family.

Exterior at dusk
Exterior at dusk

Originally finished w/o electricity, Ray Cash eventually connected it and suspended the house's first light bulb from the living room ceiling.

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Through the study of archival documents, forensic research and first-hand memory of family members, the house where music legend Johnny Cash grew up and influenced his life and music was carefully restored to its late 1930's appearance when the new deal-era farming settlement was at its peak, making a difference for poor farming families affected by years of flood, economic collapse and drought.

WHAT

Restoration

WHERE

Dyess, Arkansas

WHEN

August 2014