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Burkle Estate

826 N. Second, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 52.7868", -90° 2' 35.4804"
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In the years immediately preceding the Civil War, Jacob Burkle operated the Memphis Stockyards on this site. Herdsmen seeking shelter and respite at Chelsea House found the stockyards a convenient custody station for their livestock. Folklore persists, however, that the estate was also a haven for slaves escaping to freedom on the underground railroad.

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