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

Beale Street #4

 
 
Beale Street #4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2010
1. Beale Street #4 Marker
Inscription.
"Saturday night was the fabulous night on Beale street. Our parents kept the store opened late. We were children; we used to sit on little chairs outside the store and watch. If we got sleepy, they would put us to sleep on a rack of pants until they took us home at one or two in the morning."
Irving Straugh

"We used to have shoes sitting out front. A man came along and stole one shoe. So Uncle Sam says, 'I'm going to catch him. He put the other shoe out there, and the man stole the other shoe. That's why in our show window there is only one shoe to this day."
Abe Schwab

"Anything that was pawnable, they'd pawn - their false teeth, their toasters. They'd have breakfast and would go to the pawnshop with the toaster still warm. One fellow came out of a taxi-cab with an artificial leg and wanted to pawn the leg. I wouldn't take it."
Lou Rafale

Center for Southern Folklore
 
Location. 35° 8.392′ N, 90° 3.161′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Beale Street. Touch for map. Located along Beale Street. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beale Street #3 (a

Beale Street #4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2010
2. Beale Street #4 Marker
few steps from this marker); Hooks Brothers Photography (within shouting distance of this marker); Lansky Brothers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beale Street #1 (about 300 feet away); Beale Street #2 (about 300 feet away); Beale Street Historic District (about 400 feet away); The Blues Trail From Mississippi to Memphis (about 500 feet away); Ida B. Wells (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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