Orange Mound Collaborative

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Orange Mound was originally a part of the 5,000 acre Deaderick Plantation which, established in 1825, was one of the first settlements of land ceded by the Chickasaw Indians to the United States.

Then, it was five miles away from the tiny village of Memphis, along an Indian trail through the woods called the "Pontotoc Trace" (now Lamar Avenue). Read More...

 

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We should show more neighborhood pride

I am so happy to find this site in this community. My family was raised here in the Mound and we all went to Melrose.  I played basketball, not well, and ran track for Melrose Jr. High. I was in... more
Started: June 20th 2011Replies: 0

Melrose High School

In past months, there has been a lot of discussion about what should happen to Melrose High School. Should the building be torned down? If not, how should the building be reused? By Beverly Perkins more
Started: February 25th 2000Replies: 0

Memories of the Mound

The Orange Mound Collaborative is currently collecting information to document the history of Orange Mound. The organization wants the history of the neighborhood to be told through those that lived... more
Started: February 25th 2000Replies: 0

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