Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Morningside Park

This 13 foot statue was made for climbing around on and that's just what the girls did.

My son and I have decided to try and visit all the parks in Knoxville this summer. The statue of Alex Haley resides at Morningside Park in East Knoxville.

2 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat, Connie. I've never even heard of that park. Did Alex Haley grow up in Knoxville --or was born in Knoxville???

Hope you are having a great day. We have very high winds today--and rain is on the way.

Hugs,
Betsy

Connie said...

Alex Haley grew up in West Tennessee, but he lived the last 14 years of his life in Norris. I learned he was living there when it made big news that Oprah Winphrey was in town to visit Alex Haley. The media followed her everywhere.