Memphis can thank the Great Chicago Fire for bringing the De La Salle Christian Brothers to West Tennessee. For years, the Catholic community in Memphis had wanted the Christian Brothers to open a school in the city, but it wasn’t until the famous fire destroyed some of the Brothers’ schools in Chicago that four Brothers were available for transfer to Memphis.
In November of 1871, with Br. Maurelian in charge, a school operated by the Brothers opened at 612 Adams Avenue in downtown Memphis - Christian Brothers College. From that original schoolhouse, CBC served boys from the age of eight through college.
Dixie Picker's owner Damon, graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1985, his son Dylan graduated in 2014. They are proud to be a Brother's boy and always finding ways to give back to their school. So they created the custom belt for alumni, friends and family of CBHS to wear with pride. Dixie Pickers will donate 20% from the purchase of each belt back to school.