Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Respect for Memphis History from Hendersonville

In an awesome and hopeful letter to the Commercial Appeal, the new owners of the Zippin Pippin wrote:

Preserving the Zippin Pippin

As a company that prizes artifacts and memorabilia of historic significance, the Honky Tonk Hall of Fame is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the City of Memphis and its citizens on the best future for the Zippin Pippin.

Though our company is based in Nashville, we recognize that Memphis plays an incredibly important part in our national, state and even personal history.

As the new owners of the Zippin Pippin, we intend to respect that history and, hopefully, help the city leaders move forward with their vision for the property.

Moving the coaster is a monumental task and will be done with a great deal of integrity. Remember, our business is about preserving and protecting history.

City officials and Memphians may rest assured that we are looking at all serious
options for protecting this very important part of Memphis' past.

Robert Reynolds Stephen Shutts

Honky Tonk Hall of Fame LLC Hendersonville, Tenn.

Why is it that some guys from middle Tennessee are more awed by Memphis' history than anyone in Memphis City Government or our daily newspaper?


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