Herrington: The ladder as Tennessee’s state tool? An idea right out of a Memphis artist’s pocket

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 15, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Chris Herrington
Daily Memphian

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

Dolph Smith studied and taught at what became the Memphis College of Art. Making the ladder Tennessee’s state tool was his idea. Mr. Smith didn’t go to Nashville. But he did write a letter. 


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