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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296L_nelson-kirby-house_Memphis-TN.html
This house was home to two owners who experienced differently the tribulations of the Civil War. The first, Thomas A. Nelson (1819-1887), acquired property on Poplar Pike in 1869 as a rural refuge from the yellow fever epidemics that periodically …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28VI_ridge-of-the-attack_Collierville-TN.html
This is a portion of the ridge where the Confederates faced the occupying Union Forces and General W. T. Sherman in the Battle of Collierville. When you look north toward the railroad and the town square you are standing in the shadows of the Conf…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28NF_u-s-colored-troops-and-the-battle-of-fort-pillow_Memphis-TN.html
U.S. Colored Troops and the Battle of Fort Pillow Buried in Memphis National Cemetery are the remains of 248 mostly unknown Union officers and soldiers including 109 graves representing the U.S. Colored Troops who fell at nearby Fort Pillow. In…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28B5_bridgewater-school_TN.html
Bridgewater School, formerly on this site, was founded in 1911 and exited continuously at this site until 1960. In 1921, with help from the community, the Shelby County school board, and the Rosenwald Fund, the Rosenwald school concept was institu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM288J_dr-greene-fort-pinkston_TN.html
Dr. Greene Fort Pinkston, who practiced medicine for more than 58 years in the Cordova area, was born in Scott County, Mississippi, in 1875. His parents were Ritton and Fannie Gresham Pinkston. At age 24 he left home to attend Meharry Medical Scho…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM277P_the-mississippi-riverwalk_Memphis-TN.html
The Riverwalk is a portrait of Old Man River in the miniature-the winding 1.000-mile journey of the lower Mississippi reproduced in a one-half mile concrete sculpture. On a horizontal scale of 30 inches, or one step, to the mile, this flowing mode…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM274P_overton-square_Memphis-TN.html
East Side in 1969, Overton Square's founders—James D. Robinson, Jr., Ben Woodson, Charles H. Hull, Jr., and Frank Doggrell, III- developed T.G.I Friday's which became the first establishment in the city to sell alcohol by the drink. The …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM274B_cotton-exchange-building_Memphis-TN.html
The Memphis Cotton Exchange, was first organized in 1873 and is still operating today, though cotton trading is now done by computers. In the early 1950s a seat on the Exchange could cost a new member $17,000. Memphis was the largest spot cotton m…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2740_first-talkies_Memphis-TN.html
Parking can be fun, but not as fun as a show at Loew's Palace, where "talking movies" debuted in Memphis in 1928. The theater, where Harry Houdini and others performed in the 1920s, was razed in the 1980s.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM273Z_civil-war-hospital_Memphis-TN.html
The Woolen Building was built with bricks made on-site in the 1840s. Federal troops later used its basement as a hospital during the Civil War. It is the oldest commercial building in Memphis.
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