Ask Vance June 2013


photo by Hitchings Commercial Photographers

Today I discovered this old photograph in a box of clutter at a Memphis estate sale, so I thought I'd share it with you. In the 1940s, the Rotary Club organized teams throughout the city, and a... more

Jun 29, 2013 3:19 PM Ask Vance

This faded old photo of the J.B. Murphy store, offering "Groceries and Notions," keeps drifting around the Internet, occasionally turning up on various Facebook groups devoted to local history, and... more

Jun 26, 2013 11:20 AM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

One of the oldest — if not the oldest — schools built in Shelby County, Messick High School held its first classes way back in 1909. Over the years, the mighty Panthers trounced teams throughout th... more

Jun 12, 2013 12:25 PM Ask Vance