Memphis, TN – The Memphis Red Sox, one of the most exciting baseball teams in the Negro League in the 1930s and 1940s had one of the best catchers and defenders of home plate helping bring much attention to their team.
Memphis, TN – During the Civil War, Belle Edmondson lived on a farm with her family in Shelby County, in an area south of Yankee occupied Memphis. Belle became a spy for the Confederacy, carrying supplies and information through her family farm, which lay between Memphis and the Confederate line. Eventually, she aroused suspicion and had to hide in Mississippi to avoid arrest until after war's end.
By Greg Collard - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Charleston, WV – In 1796, Congress designated the Georgia-Tennessee border at the 35th Parallel. Years later, Georgia commissioned a mathematician to officially mark the boundary. He ended up creating a new boundary about a mile short of the 35th parallel.