Memphis In May LbNA # 55040
|Placed Date||Aug 1 2010|
Log replaced by Foxfriend(1/14/12)
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 200 yards RT)
Memphis In May International Festival is a month long festival held every year in Memphis. The festival itself is split into four main events: The Beale Street Music Festival, the kick-off event which showcases a mix of local and national music acts, International Week, a group of events dedicated to the country that is featured that year, The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, one of the most popular barbecue contests in the country, and the Sunset Symphony, a night of classical music. Most of the events are held in Tom Lee Park, where this microbox can be found. It is a city park overlooking the Mississippi River and is named after an African-American river worker who saved the lives of 32 passengers of the sinking steamboat M.E. Norman in 1925. NOTE: This box survived the great flood of 2011!
From I40 in Memphis, exit on Riverside Drive and go south about 1 mile and park near stairs going up to Butler Ave.
Walk toward the river and find the statue of Tom Lee in his boat. While facing the river, go left to the corner of the cement wall and sit. Look behind you in the holly bush for the microbox hanging 1 foot high. Please be discreet and replace as described.