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#3153720 - 02/06/13 10:56 AM Memphis renames Confederate themed parks
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http://m.washingtonpost.com/national/mem...ca37_story.html
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#3153728 - 02/06/13 11:09 AM Re: Memphis renames Confederate themed parks [Re: TeamMainStreet]
Diehard Hunter
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The new Madrid fault is just not active enough. If Memphis were to break off and float down the Mississippi, Tennessee would be a better place!
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#3153729 - 02/06/13 11:11 AM Re: Memphis renames Confederate themed parks [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Dang. And all of this time I've thought Memphis was in Arkansas.
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#3153742 - 02/06/13 11:24 AM Re: Memphis renames Confederate themed parks [Re: Hangnail]
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Here's an irrelevant statement:

The park is located a few miles from the old Lorraine Hotel, where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.

Uh, completely different part of town. No connection between the two other than they are in the same city. They could have well said "The park is located just a few miles from Poser's house, wehere many a deer have been eaten" \:\)
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#3153744 - 02/06/13 11:25 AM Re: Memphis renames Confederate themed parks [Re: Poser]
Pic IN the Casa
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Wonder what black socialist they'll use as the new name.
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#3153753 - 02/06/13 11:29 AM Re: Memphis renames Confederate themed parks [Re: Poser]
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When I was in Dental School in Memphis I lived in a dorm adjacent to Nathan Bedford Forrest Park.....I met my wife in that dorm and on our first date we swung on the swings and hung out there. Probably not wise as it could be dangerous in that park at night....but hey, we had been drinkin' Hate to see them change the name

Here we were back in the day....1989 I believe in Nathan Bedford Park between classes....she was in Physical Therapy School while I was in Dental School...we lived in a co-ed dorm....sorry to hijack thread a little



Edited by Dbllunger (02/06/13 11:38 AM)
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#3153759 - 02/06/13 11:33 AM Re: Memphis renames Confederate themed parks [Re: Dbllunger]
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#3153767 - 02/06/13 11:39 AM Re: Memphis renames Confederate themed parks [Re: 44fanatic]
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 Originally Posted By: 44fanatic
As history gets rewritten


You mean like a Howard Zinn type of rewritten?
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#3153798 - 02/06/13 12:15 PM Re: Memphis renames Confederate themed parks [Re: Hangnail]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Hangnail
Dang. And all of this time I've thought Memphis was in Arkansas.


they don't want it either.
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#3153844 - 02/06/13 12:59 PM Re: Memphis renames Confederate themed parks [Re: stik]
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It appears this story is not over:

http://www.memphisflyer.com/CityBeatBlog...ut-its-not-over
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