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Memphis Moments
5:44 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Carl Karem

Some 40,000 men from the Memphis area volunteered to serve in WWII. 

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Memphis Moments
5:51 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

The Sultana Disaster

On April 21, 1865, the steamboat Sultana left New Orleans. As she left port, she was having problems with leaky boilers, problems that continued to plague the vessel on her way up the river. 

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Memphis Moments
6:14 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

The Flood of 1912

A train in Memphis finds the tracks are submerged. The photo appears to be dated April 2, 1912.

The flood of April, 1912, was one of the worst floods ever seen in the Mississippi Valley.

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Memphis Moments
6:03 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Cossitt Library and Integration

A Recreation of What the Cossitt Library Once Looked Like

On March 23rd, 1960, the Memphis Press Scimitar reported that 23 students from LeMoyne College had tried to use the Cossitt Library and the Brooks Art Museum, and they were charged with trespassing. 

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Memphis Moments
1:42 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest is best known for his role as a brilliant military strategist for the Confederacy during the Civil War and as one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan. But there's more to Forrest's story than that.

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