Memphis – Shelby County residents have long relished the pure, sparkling water that is drawn from deep below the earth's surface. Today, the water dispute between Mississippi and Memphis, Light, Gas and Water and City of Memphis goes to trial in Oxford, Mississippi.
Memphis, TN – Parts of what we now know as North Parkway was once commonly referred to as "the Speedway." It measured one exact mile, stretching between the streets of Stonewall and University, separating the two drives of Nor Parkway with a 50-foot wide strip. Building began in January of 1905...
Memphis, TN – Fifty years ago a guy named Arthur Meyerhoff was issued the first patent for a non-stick cooking spray. As a product of Arthur Meyerhoff, naturally he named it PAM. And PAM is right up there today with Tabasco, Morton's Salt and Heinz Catsup as one of the most ubiquitous brands in American kitchens.
Memphis, TN – In 1848, a little school by the name of the Masonic University of Tennessee was founded in Clarksville, Tennessee. In 1850 the name changed to Montgomery Masonic College and still later was renamed as Stewart College in honor of its president William M. Stewart.
Memphis, TN – Downtown Memphis is full of beautiful but forgotten architecture. One example is the Sterick Building on Madison. Today it is run down, with a poor paint job and dirty windows. But in its prime, the Sterick was known as the Queen of Memphis.