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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

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By Steve Masler, August 4, 2015
1. Tom Marker
Inscription.  The majestic Bengal tiger was adopted as the official mascot of Memphis in 1939. It represents the University's commitment to academic excellence and celebrates leadership, athletic strength and valor. To foster campus spirit, the Highland Hundred football booster organization acquired the first live Bengal tiger in 1972 and named him TOM for "Tigers of Memphis." This sculpture of beloved TOM by noted artists Alan Clark was made possible by the generous contributions of many alumni and friends. It was presented to the University of Memphis on the occasion of the University's centennial anniversary.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 35° 7.062′ N, 89° 56.265′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from University just north of Walker Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 499 University, Memphis TN 38111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. Millard "Jack" Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); This flagpole is dedicated to the men and women of the United States military services
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By Steve Masler, August 4, 2015
2. Tom Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memphis State Eight (about 300 feet away); Normal Depot (about 500 feet away); Normal Station Neighborhood (approx. 0.3 miles away); The University of Memphis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); William G. Leftwich, Jr. Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Tom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 4, 2015
3. Tom Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 253 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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