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Cotton Carnival Memorial

Main St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 44.142864", -90° 3' 5.355648"
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“To live in the hearts of those we leave behind, is not to
die” John Crump-Ted Northington-George Stokes
Especially chosen for their fitness for the task, flew forth to carry the
message of better Memphis, a Cotton Carnival from May 10th to 14th, 1939,
to be far superior to any going before it; and of neighborly friendship that
should continue to prevail among us.
They journeyed on this goodwill aeroplane trip, inviting residents of the
Mid-South to our Cotton Carnival; and, their message delivered, at the very
end of their mission, their plane crashed May 2, 1939, at Grenada, Mississippi;
tragically ending the bright promise of their young lives.
We, the officers, directors and entire membership of the Memphis Cotton
Carnival Association mourn the untimely passing of our three beloved friends
and fellow workers, and erect this memorial to their everlasting memory.

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