May 14, 2006 -- 6:30 PM CDT
DYESS, AR -- Tourists from all over have 'Walked the Line' in the small
Samantha Bovard of K
"We've got a log in there…we've got people from London, England…just from everywhere…from overseas coming, from New York, Illinois, Texas, Florida, everywhere...and Johnny Cash fans come looking for Johnny Cash stuff, where he grew up, and we don't have anything," said Sims.
Sims is on a
According to the Associated Press, those two buildings topped the list of endangered A
"I think since it made the endangered list...I think it brought a
Willie Stegaw has lived in Johnny Cash’s boyhood home for 30 years. Although his home has become a hot spot for tourists, he said he doesn’t mind the extra attention.
Bovard and her family had a blast at the home. They took a few snapshots, played around in the lawn and she hopes this is not the end of the road for the historic home.
"I hope that they can get the money together to restore it and save it so future generations can see it," she said.
The city of D
"If we can raise the money and buy both of them, the city would love to take them and maintain them…just for the awareness and the historical part of it," said Sims.