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“It’s unbelievable the way it looks today,” marveled Rosanne Cash at the August 16 grand opening of The Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash at Historic Dyess Colony in Dyess, Ark.

Cash was speaking to reporters on the second floor of the colony’s restored Administration Building, which stands in the heart of Dyess, right next to the façade of the movie theatre attended by the young Johnny Cash and where his younger brother and fellow future country star Tommy Cash ran the projector.

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DYESS, Ark. - On Saturday, Dyess will unveil the refurbished Johnny Cash Boyhood Home and the slick new Dyess Colony Museum, which is housed in the original New Deal administration building, also renovated. The combined tour of the two sites will cost a visitor $10. Half the proceeds will go to Arkansas State University, which owns and manages the facilities; the other half will go to Dyess.

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"I Walk the Line" b/w "Get Rhythm" by Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two is released, reportedly a 2 million seller, hits #1 C&W and top 20 pop. Cash signs his first management deal with Bob Neal, Presley's manager prior to Col. Tom Parker.

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