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Forrest Monument Association and Charles Niehaus

Forrest Minutes Book


Volunteer extraordinaire Becky Muska has done it again.  After expertly digitizing the Pink Palace Photograph Collection, she set her sights on the the Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument Association Minutes Book and Cash Ledger Book, which document the creation of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Forrest Park.

Not only did she digitize both items, but she also created a new digital-only document that incorporates letters, photographs, and newspaper articles along with entries from the Minutes Book  to tell the story of sculptor Charles Henry Niehaus and his quest to create the park’s sculpture: Charles Henry Niehaus and the Forrest Monument.


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Images of Memphis Parks

Click here to browse photos of Memphis Parks.

Interested in finding other images of parks and/or recreation in Memphis?  Come check out the Memphis & Shelby County Photograph Collection or one of these manuscript collections.

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