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Ellis Truett and the Late J. Harry Smith had these concrete busts made about 1954-55. Memphis Concrete Products produced them from molds made by the Memphis Academy of Arts. They weigh 550 lbs. for the male and 500 for the female.
Named Chief R…
And owned and used by Augustin P. Libscomb and son, Henry C. (Grandparents of Mrs. F.H. Thomas) (1843-1902) 59 years.
and F.H. "Feak" Thomas and son, John R. (1902-1973) 71 years
Before it was sold to Dr. George Edwards in 1973
Who donated it …
On this site in 1831 Con-
gressman Crockett, defeated
for reelection told the
citizens of Jackson and
Tennessee "You can go to
hell, but I am going to
Texas!" He went to Texas
where he died in the Battle
of the Alamo.
It was at this point on December 19, 1862, that Colonel Engelmann (US) ambushed a column of Forrest's Cavalry (CS). They were forced to retreat out of rifle range after suffering a substantial loss. Their artillery was brought up and shelled the F…
Union University is an heir of West Tennessee College, chartered in 1844; its predecessor Jackson Male Academy established in 1823; and Union University, a Baptist College in Murfreesboro chartered in 1842. In 1873, the colleges merged in Jackson …
(In Yellow) Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry brigade on a raid through West Tennessee, Dec. 15, 1862 - Jan. 3, 1863, destroying railroads and severing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's supply line between Columbus, Kentucky, and Vicksburg, Missis…
(obverse)Called the "Rockabilly King" and a Rock 'n' Roll architect", singer-songwriter Carl Perkins was born in Lake County on April 9, 1932. In 1955, he wrote and recorded the celebrated rock 'n' roll classic, "Blue Suede Shoes.". A powerful art…
When the Jackson school system organized in 1879, the first black educator and principal hired was Austin Raymond Merry. Professor Merry pioneered the development of the first school for African Americans in Madison County. He established the Sout…
Monroe Dunaway Anderson1878 - 1939Benefactor Of Medicine and MankindBorn in Jackson at 111 E. Orleans St.Banker with Peoples Savings BankFounding Partner of Anderson, Clayton & Co. in 1904.Opened Anderson, Clayton's corporate office in Houston in …
Headquarters in 1862 for General Grant until skirmishes in the area led his troops to the Battle of Shiloh.