On Hallowed Ground: St Jude Children's Research Hospital
WALTER T HUGHES, author
The history of a tiny plot of ground on which the renowned St Jude Children's Research Hospital exists holds a truly remarkable story of suffering, happiness and intrigue. Since Hernando de Soto arrived there in 1541 AD and claimed it in the name of Spain and the Catholic Church events within this half square mile involved Chickasaw Indians, Trail of Tears, Yellow Fever, Andrew Jackson, Martin Luther King, Danny Thomas' religious experience and the building of St Jude Children's Research Hospital. The story is fascinating and one is compelled to call the site hallowed ground..