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Old Philly Street Gang, Tenderlines, would meet here.

An African-American street gang used to meet at this corner in the 1960s. It was called Tenderlines, pronounced Tender-Lions. I first heard of it in an article on graffiti by soldiers on their way to Vietnam, in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer, at pp. A1-A8. Apparently, a Little Ty who left his mark on a troop ship may have been a part of this group. But there is a lot about the gang on the Web, just Google Tenderlines street gang. There is a description of the Tenderlines' territory at http://articles.philly.com/1996-06-02/news/25627794_1_gang-members-zip-gun-automatic-weapons.

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Location: Corner of 12th and Poplar Streets , 12th and Poplar Streets , Northern Liberties Neighborhood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Graffiti, Intersections, Corners, Neighborhoods, Villages, Towns, etc.
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.philly.com/philly/news/20141209_Mystery_of_Vietnam_War_s__Little_Ty__may_be_solved.html.
Date : 2014-12-10

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : It has been confirmed that Little Ty was indeed the late Tyrone R. Parler. See the Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/21/14, at p. A2. The Inquirer reports that the Blue Sal mentioned in Parlers graffiti was most likely the Blue Horizon boxing arena in North Philadelphia.
Date : 2014-12-22

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //cyberplaque.com/armed-services-military-graffiti-history/little-ty-who-wrote-graffiti-vietnam-era-lived-here.
Date : 2014-12-22

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