The Neighborhood Corner Store

By Mark Fleischer “The corner store has a mythic place in our view of American cities. Mythic because, in most cities, they exist only in…

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Dulaney’s Districts: Normal Station

Dulaney’s Districts Putting neighborhoods on the National Register is an exhaustive, dedicated process. In this special series, the keeper of the Memphis Heritage Historic Properties…

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Soaring Past Dogwood Drive

By Ron Buck Stuart slipped into the mineral room and switched on the black light’s ultraviolet rays. The jagged, translucent, crystalline forms in the display instantly glowed…

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For the Wives & Girlfriends of WGC FedEx St. Jude Classic: Memphis Through the Back Door

By Candace Echols A letter to the wives and girlfriends of the golfers coming to our city for the first time. Dear First Ladies of…

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Memphis, What’s Your Midtown?

The 240 and the parkways. East Parkway, Lamar, Bellevue, Jackson. The 240-Vollintine-Hollywood-Southern. Defining Midtown’s geographic borders can be grounds for arguments that never end. No…

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“Garbage Truck Kills 2 Crewmen”

February 2, 1968 “Packing Unit Is Apparently Activated By Accident, Crushes Employees” The Commercial Appeal reporter Joseph Thompson’s stark headline made the front page that…

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