City crews replace ‘Forrest’ with ‘Forest’ street signs

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 10, 2019 5:00 PM CT | Published: June 10, 2019 3:59 PM CT

The city on Monday carried out a plan to replace about 30 "Forrest Ave" street signs with "Forest Ave." The change assures the city is honoring trees instead of the Confederate general who was a slave trader and Ku Klux Klan leader.

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Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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