Mississippi River http://wknofm.org en Davy Crockett's Arrival in Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/davy-crocketts-arrival-memphis <p>Davy Crockett, folk hero, West Tennessee Congressman, bear-hunter, and martyr of the Alamo, had a colorful reputation, which he enjoyed and promoted. And his first entry into Memphis was a fitting addition to his legend.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p>Along with being an Indian Scout, frontiersmen, farmer, and politician, Crockett was an entrepreneur.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:44:15 +0000 Steve Pike & Justin Willingham 20660 at http://wknofm.org Davy Crockett's Arrival in Memphis The Harahan Bridge http://wknofm.org/post/harahan-bridge <p class="legacy-byline"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On July 15, 1916, the </span>Harahan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bridge opened for railroad traffic, the second bridge built in Memphis to cross the Mississippi River. Originally named the Rock Island bridge, the steel structure was renamed for Memphis businessman J.T. </span>Harahan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who had been killed in a 1912 train wreck.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:51:03 +0000 Steve Pike 974 at http://wknofm.org The Harahan Bridge Mark Twain in Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/mark-twain-memphis <p>Samuel Clemens, better known to readers worldwide as Mark Twain, had an intimate connection with Memphis.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before he achieved fame as a writer, Clemens worked on the Mississippi River and made frequent stops in the Bluff City. At one time, he even had all of his mail forwarded to a box in Memphis, attesting to his connection with the city.</span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:55:00 +0000 Steve Pike 16015 at http://wknofm.org Mark Twain in Memphis The Flood of 1927 http://wknofm.org/post/flood-1927 <p>Flooding along the Mississippi River is a danger that has always existed.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we have some protection against the forces of nature through improved levee and flood-wall systems.</span></p><p>But, in the early years of the 20th Century, such protection was minimal at best, and the yearly floods were a part of life on the Mississippi.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 22:51:41 +0000 Steve Pike 14216 at http://wknofm.org The Flood of 1927 As River Crests, Shelby County Is Better Equipped To Handle Rising Waters http://wknofm.org/post/river-crests-shelby-county-better-equipped-handle-rising-waters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Snowmelt and rainfall in the North have caused the Mississippi River to rise recently, and it is expected to crest at Memphis this morning. Forecasters with the National Weather Service anticipate the river will reach 33.5 ft at its highest point. That’s more than ten feet </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">below</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the crest of 2011 which flooded thousands of homes and businesses in the area.</span></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 30682 at http://wknofm.org As River Crests, Shelby County Is Better Equipped To Handle Rising Waters