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Glendora in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Glendora Gin

 
 
Glendora Gin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Glendora Gin Marker
Inscription.  An old metal fan used for ginning cotton was taken from this gin, the M.B. Lowe's Glendora Gin, by Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam. After shooting the 14-year-old Emmett Till in the head, the men attached the fan, weighing over 70 pounds, to Till’s mutilated corpse with barbed wire before dumping him adjacent to the Tallahatchie River.
The old gin now houses the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center.
 
Erected 2008 by State of Mississippi.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansNotable Events.
 
Location. 33° 49.732′ N, 90° 17.532′ W. Marker is in Glendora, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Street, 0.1 miles east of Gipson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Thomas Street, Glendora MS 38928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milam's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sonny Boy Williamson (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's Place (about 600 feet away); Clinton Melton
The former Glendora Gin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. The former Glendora Gin
Now the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center (Admission charged)
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); River Site (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mose Allison (approx. 8.6 miles away); Tallahatchie County (approx. 9.9 miles away); Tallahatchie County Confederate Monument (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendora.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Emmett Till’s center re-opens: ‘the healing begins’. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Glendora Gin marker and old wagon wheels. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. Glendora Gin marker and old wagon wheels.
Glendora Gin Marker & the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. Glendora Gin Marker & the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Feb. 4, 2023