Monthly Archives: February 2014

Historical – Tom Lee

Historical – Tom Lee

On May 8, 1925, Tom Lee rescued 32 passengers when the steamer M.E. Norman sank in the Mississippi River.  The Norman, a United States Engineer steamboat, sank 16 miles below Memphis, Tennessee, with 72 people aboard.  Tom Lee was traveling upstream in a small wooden boat and saw survivors struggling in the rushing river.  He(…)

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Historical – Walter E. Lewis

Historical – Walter E. Lewis

Walter E. Lewis was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, United States, but his family moved to Memphis when he was aged seven.[1] Lewis acquired the nickname “Furry” from childhood playmates.[2] By 1908, he was playing solo for parties, in taverns, and on the street. He was also invited to play several dates with W. C. Handy’s(…)

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Entrance At Hollywood Cemetery

Entrance At Hollywood Cemetery

This is the entrance to the Hollywood Cemetery. Located in Memphis, TN.

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