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Ashburn - Coppock Park

Riverside Dr., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 7' 58.250064", -90° 3' 59.477292"
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Named for Maj. Gen. Thomas Q. Ashburn (1874-1941) and Paul R. Coppock (1907-1983). In 1918 Ashburn as a war measure revived river transport by organizing the Federal Barge Lines; a city terminal here called its extra land Ashburn Park. In 1953 it was to be sold; leading protester was noted Memphis journalist-historian Coppock, who called Ashburn Father of Towboats. Saved, the park in 1957 became part of the city system.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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