Elmwood Cemetery, founded in 1852, is the oldest active cemetery in Memphis. Fifty citizens put up $500 each to purchase and develop a 40-acre parcel of land. Another 40 acres were added later.
The name Elmwood was selected by a drawing from a list of proposed names. Elm trees had to be planted afterwards.
This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, a look at how Health Care Reform will affect the state of Tennessee.
Brian Kelsey, State Senator from Germantown, and Bill Dries, reporter for the Memphis Daily News, join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss this topic.