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Henry Moore

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My story is one of adventure and opening the world to my friends in Corinth.

moore markerI am Henry Moore. I was born in 1852 and was trained as a mining engineer. I had the fortune to meet Cecil Rhodes while working on projects in South America. He introduced me to the diamond industry in South Africa, which brought me great riches. I purchased several buildings on Waldron Street and land in the area of Liddon Lake. In one of my buildings, I filled glass cases with preserved monkeys, lions, zebras, tigers, and water buffalo. Animals that no one else in Corinth had ever seen! There were also collections of birds and butterflies. Sadly, all of these artifacts were lost in the Great Fire of 1924. My property, Moore’s Park, was a sight to behold. There was a live bear, deer, buffalo, and many exotic birds. Later, I donated many of these animals to the Smithsonian Institute and the Memphis Zoo. I helped show Corinth the world and would like the world to know what a great place it is to visit.

Henry Clay Moore is buried in Corinth at the Henry Cemetery. He was born October 23, 1852 and died July 25, 1930. He was 77 years, 7 months and 3 days old when he died. His remains were shipped to McPeters Funeral Home in Corinth from Chicago, Illinois.

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