Remembering Cliff Barrows And His Ties To Cleveland, Tn.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - by Tom Rowland

Hey Earl, I enjoyed reading your story about Cliff Barrows. Sandra and I went to the Cove shortly after dedicating Billy Graham Avenue in Cleveland.    

I spent a long time talking to Mr. Barrows as he shared stories about his four years living in Cleveland while attending Bob Jones College (now Lee University). While here he was named student of the year. He has a full page picture in the yearbook.     

Mr. Barrows was all gentleman and quite interesting. He remembered names of many folks in Cleveland, especially those prominent business people at the time.     

It should be noted that Billy Graham spent a much shorter time in Cleveland compared to Mr. Barrows.     

Happy birthday Cliff and thanks for the memories.     

Thank you, Earl.

Tom Rowland

Mayor Emeritus

City of Cleveland


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