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.
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.
Memphis has long been a center of medical care and training in the Mid-South.
On July 14, 1938, photographer Marion Post Wolcott was offered a job with the Farm Securities Administration.
The Gayoso House, the first luxury hotel in Memphis, was built in 1842, when the city was barely twenty years old.