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The simple lifestyle once shared by many families on rural farmlands in Cordova is but a dream of yesteryear, as those days are long gone. Early settlers spread into the adjacent communities of Sanga, Bethany, Pisgah, Lenow, and Morning Sun, and children from these areas went to the original brick Cordova School. Families held social gatherings at the school and local churches. At one time, 92 percent of the fresh flowers sold in Memphis were grown in Cordova; thus the town's motto: "Farms, Flowers, Fellowship." Though it was eventually annexed by the City of Memphis, many historic homes and buildings still remain in the old town area in the heart of Cordova.
ISBN: 9781467110013
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Darlene Hooker Sawyer, a lifelong resident of the area, is a descendant of the Hooker family from Virginia, which settled in the area in 1836. She attended the Cordova School that now houses the Cordova Museum; Sawyer is the curator and executive director of the museum. Dr. Jane Howles Hooker is an associate professor emeritus at the University of Memphis, where she served 40 years in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Her English American heritage and her marriage into the Hooker family sparked her interest in the history and genealogy of the area. The authors' proceeds from the sales of this book benefit Cordova Museum.
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