Memphis

Marketing is my beat. Not education.

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

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the Shelby County Commission filed suit to stop the referendum on Municipal Schools.

June 25, 1945 was Captain Luke Weathers Day. 

Memphis Cigar Trade

May 31, 2012

Few Memphians know that Memphis was once a center of the cigar-making trade.

Admiral Thomas Dewey

May 15, 2012

In May of 1900, Admiral Thomas Dewey, hero of the Spanish-American War, visited Memphis. 

The Memphis Repertory Orchestra just wrapped-up their 2011-2012 season with a concert at First Congregational Church. 

The panel discusses the progress of a few bills in the Tennessee Legislature relating to the creation of municipal school districts. 

The Sultana Disaster

Apr 26, 2012

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. 

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

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