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Joshua Lawrence Meador

 
 
Joshua Lawrence Meador Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, April 20, 2013
1. Joshua Lawrence Meador Marker
Inscription.  Joshua Lawrence Meador was born in 1911 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and moved here at age seven. Meador worked for Walt Disney Productions from 1936 to 1965 as head of the effects department. His film credits include Snow White, Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. In 1954 Meador’s team won the Oscar for special effects for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Joshua Meador died in 1965 and is buried at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.
 
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department or Archives And History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 33° 30.061′ N, 88° 25.463′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue North and 9th Street North on 6th Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James T. Harrison Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walter "Red" Barber (about 700 feet away); Sims-Brown House (approx. 0.2 miles away); S.D. Lee Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Snowdoun (approx. ¼ mile away); Missionary Union Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Columbus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franklin Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Additional keywords. Oscar winners, Academy Award winners
 
Joshua Lawrence Meador Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, April 20, 2013
2. Joshua Lawrence Meador Marker
Joshua Lawrence Meador Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 12, 2024
3. Joshua Lawrence Meador Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2024. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2013, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   3. submitted on April 9, 2024, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 20, 2024