Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
This granite obelisk was erected in 1954, two years after the death of Tom Lee, in a section of the Memphis riverfront renamed in his honor. Lee had saved 32 passengers from the sinking steamboat "M.E. Norman" in 1925. The obelisk was knocked over by wind in 2003 and again in 2017.
"Tom Lee Memorial obelisk, Memphis, TN, 1954" (2021). Memphis. 3.
Lee, Tom, 1885-1952, Public parks--Tennessee--Memphis