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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26MW_campbell-clinic_Memphis-TN.html
The Willis C. Campbell Clinic opened at this site on December 26, 1920. Originating as a one-story building, it housed a waiting room, business office, eight examining rooms, the physical therapy department, and a brace shop. Several years later, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26ME_let-freedom-ring_Memphis-TN.html
For someone to choose this country and live through 17 U.S. Presidents is amazing. Eugene Magevney was born in 1798 in Ireland. He must have heard the call of freedom from America as a child while our nation was still in its infancy and John Adams…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26MD_forrest-and-the-memphis-slave-trade_Memphis-TN.html
Front From 1854 to 1860, Nathan Bedford Forrest operated a profitable slave trading business at this site. In 1826,Tennessee had prohibited bringing enslaved people into the state for the purpose of selling them. As cotton and slavery grew in i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26FJ_skipwith-crevasse-sara-cutoff-island-no-89_Memphis-TN.html
A. Skipwith Crevasse Mile 499.4 AHP When the levee at Skipwith Plantation broke in the flood of 1913, the water poured slowly through the break. Couriers on horseback were able to alert the residents of the Mississippi-Yazoo Delta, and no live…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26FG_grand-lake-cutoff-worthington-cutoff-kentucky-bend_Memphis-TN.html
A. Grand Lake Cutoff Mile 511.0 AHP An oxbow lake two miles west of the river, Grand Lake, was removed from the channel by this natural cutoff in the 1700's. The small river town of Princeton grew up on the west bank, with a busy landing. In 1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26FE_rock-of-ages-christian-methodist-episcopal-church_Memphis-TN.html
African Americans formed the Rock of Ages Colored Methodist Episcopal congregation c. 1907. The congregation moved into a new church in 1956, when it became the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME). The name change signaled the congregation'…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26E5_lake-providence-louisiana-stack-island_Memphis-TN.html
A) Lake Providence, Louisiana Mile 487.3 AHP To guide a boat past this point without falling prey to murderous pirates of the area was considered an "act of providence" in the early 1800's. Both the ancient oxbow lake to the west and …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26E4_american-cutoff-mile-greenville-mississippi-tarpley-cutoff_Memphis-TN.html
A) American Cutoff Mile Mile 526.5 AHP In the flood of 1858, the Mississippi cut through the neck of American Bend, and the abandoned river bed was renamed Lake Lee. The first steamboat to try to navigate the American Cutoff was the Pennsylvania…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26E2_ashbrook-cutoff-eunice-landing-arkansas-arkansas-city-arkansas_Memphis-TN.html
A) Ashbrook Cutoff Mile 549.0 AHP Rowdy Bend was the first of four consecutive loops, in this stretch of the river that pilots called the "Greenville Bends." Rowdy Bend kept getting longer despite efforts to stabilize it, and Ashbrook …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26E1_mounds-landing-crevasse-cypress-bend-caulk-neck-cutoff_Memphis-TN.html
A0 Mounds Landing Crevasse Mile 560.5 AHP The Mounds Landing Crevasse was the most disastrous levee break during the great flood of 1927. The levee was old, originally built in 1867, and a ferryboat's frequent landings had weakened the embankmen…
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