Tom Lee Monument

Tom Lee Monument (HM12CK)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.119', W 90° 3.882'

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Late afternoon of May 8, 1925, Tom Lee (1886-1952) steered his 28' skiff Zev upriver after delivering an official to Helena.

Also on the river was a steamboat, the M. E. Norman, carrying members of the Engineers Club of Memphis, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and their families.

Lee witnessed the Norman capsize in the swift current 15 miles downriver from Memphis at Cow Island Bend. Although he could not swim, he rescued 32 people with five trips to shore. Lee acted quickly, calmly and with no regard for his own safety, continuing to search after night fell. Because of his efforts, only 23 people died.

For his heroism, Lee received many honors and awards. In 1954, this park was renamed and an obelisk was erected in his memory.
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HM NumberHM12CK
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Year Placed2006
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 4:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 767449 N 3891994
Decimal Degrees35.13531667, -90.06470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.119', W 90° 3.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 7.14" N, 90° 3' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 441-571 Riverside Dr, Memphis TN 38103, US
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