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This Chimney Swift Tower

 
 
This Chimney Swift Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Masler, September 14, 2017
1. This Chimney Swift Tower Marker
Inscription.  This chimney swift tower celebrates the work of Ben and Lula Coffey who directed members of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, Boy Scouts, and others in banding 113,000 swifts from 1932 to 1959. Rediscovery of six of the bands in Peru helped to discover the birds' winter home.
 
Erected 2005 by Tennessee Ornithological Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 35° 5.474′ N, 89° 51.791′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Quince Road. Located on the grounds of Lichterman Nature Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5992 Quince Rd, Memphis TN 38119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mertie's Lake and the Buckman Water Science Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Hutchison School (approx. ¼ mile away); Memphis University School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mosby-Bennett House (approx. 0.8 miles away);
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Shelby County / Memphis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crystal Shrine Grotto (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nelson-Kirby House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tragic Accident Sparks Sanitation Strike (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Mississippi Lecagcy of Ben B. Coffey, Jr. (Submitted on September 18, 2017.)
2. In Memorium: Ben B. Coffey, Jr. 1904-1993. (Submitted on September 18, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
3. "The Migrant". (Submitted on September 18, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
This Chimney Swift Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Masler, September 14, 2017
2. This Chimney Swift Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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