Monday, October 13, 2008

"Ask Vance" Investigates Shelby Farms

Posted by on Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Several weeks ago, one of my colleagues asked if anyone had ever "ask-vanced" me about the headstone in the woods at Shelby Farms that marks the grave of Robert and Mary Mann, who died in the 1890s. It was, she said, along a trail that runs close to an old barn that is falling to pieces and -- another surprise -- a couple of abandoned cars from the 1950s. The truth is that in recent months, I have actually received several inquiries about this mysterious tombstone ...

Vance Lauderdale, Memphis magazine's own historic anomaly, has more, here.

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