Cash Family Celebrates The Opening Of The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

“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.

The Cash Home is about five minutes away and is accessible by gravel road. In March of 1935, Ray and Carrie Cash moved into the little five-room house from Kingsland, Ark., their five children in tow.