Landing at Memphis in the 1870s
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May 10 1869, Fort Wayne [IN] Daily Gazette originally published in the Memphis Post, about May 6-10, 1869 (the exact date of the Memphis Post publication of this article is not known, but about this time - the boy in the cart referred to as "the ex-chief of the mackerel brigade" is Jake Ackerman - the actual date of this parade referred to in this article was sometime around April 14, 15, or 16, 1869 - it ran nearly the entire length of Memphis down 2nd St and back up Main St from Auction Ave to the north to Trezevant St in the south ending at the Overton Hotel at Poplar and Main - there were also many velocipedes in this parade which were a new invention at that time)
Public Ledger [Memphis, TN], April 15, 1869, Image 3 - More about the Mackerel Parade in Memphis which was in mid April - Jake Ackerman is the one with two hats - the parade was on April 14, 1869 (in honor and celebration of ex-President AndrewJohnson who was in the parade - the "distinguished Alderman" referred to was Jake's father, Louis Ackerman, Ward 8, Memphis, TN)
Memphis Daily Appeal, May 14, 1876, Image 1 - GOOD lIne said by levee mackerels about the play in a baseball game
Song - Little Street Mackerel - Annie Rivers Moseley - Memphis, TN - 1878
Click on this link to download the .mid format file to hear this song without the words sung - http://www.pdmusic.org/1800s/78tlsm.mid