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Parkway Village community vs. the old Oakville town

Hello Mr. Vance; I am very inquisite about the history of Oakville (2 miles down Lamar Ave., Southeast of the original city limits)? Also, how did Parkway Village and Hickory Hill communities spring up and develop from original farmlands?

Dravidi Pasha 33 days ago

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Vance Lauderdale

Ask Vance is the blog of Vance Lauderdale, the award-winning columnist of Memphis magazine and Inside Memphis Business. Vance is the author of four books: Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History and Trivia Expert (2003), as well as Ask Vance: More Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History Expert (2011), Vance Lauderdale’s Lost Memphis (2013), and Vance Lauderdale’s More Lost Memphis (2014). He is also the recipient of quite a few nice awards (including “Best Blog - 2017” from the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards), the creator of several eye-catching wall calendars, and the only person we know with a vintage shock-treatment machine in his den.

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