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Memphis Moments
6:07 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Annie Cook

There were many stories of heroism that arose out of the Yellow Fever outbreaks of the late 19th century, but none stand-out as much as the story of Annie Cook.

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Memphis Moments
6:05 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Elvis Presley's Death

For many Memphians of a certain age, August 16, 1977 was really “The Day the Music Died.” Elvis Aaron Presley died at his mansion, Graceland. 

A native of Tupelo, Elvis moved to Memphis as a teenager. After high school, he walked into Sun Studios to make a record for his mother, Gladys.

Sam Phillips heard him and realized that he had found a white singer with a black feel. Hits like “That's All Right Mama” and “Hound Dog” left the music world all shook up. And it's still shaking.

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Memphis Moments
5:50 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Baptist Memorial Hospital

The original Baptist Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1912.

Memphis has long been a center of medical care and training in the Mid-South. 

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Memphis Moments
5:50 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Marion Post Wolcott

On July 14, 1938, photographer Marion Post Wolcott was offered a job with the Farm Securities Administration.

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Memphis Moments
4:45 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

The Gayoso House

The Gayoso House, the first luxury hotel in Memphis, was built in 1842, when the city was barely twenty years old. 

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