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Willa Mae Buckner ”The Snake Lady” (1922-2000) She moved to New York City where she visited the World’s Fair around 1964 and saw a snake show from Morocco. She decided, “If that man could make money with snakes, I could too,” and she started collecting snakes. When she got over twenty snakes in her New York apartment, she bought a truck; bought a tent and hit the road again with her own snake show.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915–1973) singer, songwriter & guitar virtuoso known as "Godmother of Rock & Roll." Gospel superstar & 1st to crossover to major label. Her 1944 recording "Strange Things Happening Every Day" is credited by some as the 1st Rock & Roll record. Tharp's influence acknowledged by Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley & Johnny Cash. US Post Office issued stamp in her honor, 1998. Inducted in Blues Hall of Fame, 2007. Born in Cotton Plant, AR. #Arkansas #guitar #blues #gospel #first…

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