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Opinion: The past was too present at Mud Island River Park

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 10, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Workers with 901Demo.com begin the process of removing the seven flag poles from the south end of Mud Island on Tuesday, April 6.</strong> (Mark Weber/ Daily Memphian)

Workers with 901Demo.com begin the process of removing the seven flag poles from the south end of Mud Island on Tuesday, April 6. (Mark Weber/ Daily Memphian)

Bill Dries
Daily Memphian

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

The seven flagpoles on the Mud Island River Park’s southern end were removed this week. The park, beloved as a memory that in some ways may be too faithful to its 1980s trappings, will get some much-needed maintenance this spring.

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Mud Island River Park Memphis River Parks Partnership Roy Harrover Subscriber Only

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