Tom (HM1MJQ)

Location: Memphis, TN 38111 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.062', W 89° 56.265'

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The majestic Bengal tiger was adopted as the official mascot of Memphis in 1939. It represents the University's commitment to academic excellence and celebrates leadership, athletic strength and valor. To foster campus spirit, the Highland Hundred football booster organization acquired the first live Bengal tiger in 1972 and named him TOM for "Tigers of Memphis." This sculpture of beloved TOM by noted artists Alan Clark was made possible by the generous contributions of many alumni and friends. It was presented to the University of Memphis on the occasion of the University's centennial anniversary.
Year Placed2012
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Date Added Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 232269 N 3890046
Decimal Degrees35.11770000, -89.93775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.062', W 89° 56.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 3.72" N, 89° 56' 15.9" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 499 University, Memphis TN 38111, US
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