Elmwood Cemetery http://wknofm.org en Elmwood Cemetery http://wknofm.org/post/elmwood-cemetery <p>Elmwood Cemetery, founded in 1852, is the oldest active cemetery in Memphis.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty citizens put up $500 each to purchase and develop a 40-acre parcel of land. Another 40 acres were added later.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The name Elmwood was selected by a drawing from a list of proposed names. Elm trees had to be planted afterwards.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 22:48:00 +0000 Steve Pike & Justin Willingham 14412 at http://wknofm.org Elmwood Cemetery Captain Kit Dalton And The James Gang http://wknofm.org/post/captain-kit-dalton-and-james-gang <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Frank and Jesse James hold a prominent place in the history of outlaws. One member of the James gang has a Memphis connection. Captain Kit Dalton, born in Logan County, Kentucky in 1848, ran away from home during the Civil War and joined Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry.</span></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:50:00 +0000 Steve Pike 28926 at http://wknofm.org Captain Kit Dalton And The James Gang