Cleveland County

March 20, 1976

Cleveland County observed the American bicentennial by inviting its famous native son Johnny Cash, who was born near Kingsland, to return for a concert. Cash and his wife, June, appeared first at Kingsland, then boarded a Cotton Belt special passenger train for Rison (Cleveland County), where he appeared in a parade and performed a free concert at the football field for a crowd estimated at 12,000. On March 31, 1991, Cash returned to Kingsland for the dedication of the new post office named in his honor. (more)