The Bomah Shopping Center offered something for everyone in 1949. more

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An old ad from the 1920s urged Memphians to drink a curious beverage. more

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Elizabeth Messick was the namesake for one of Shelby County's oldest — and fondly remembered — schools. more

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No plaque marks the site, but this dreadful bus/train collision remains the greatest tragedy in the history of Shelby County schools. more

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One of this city's largest roller-skating rinks offered a variety of attractions for kids of all ages. more

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Max Palmer became known as "The Clarksdale Giant" because of his enormous size. more

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One of the most popular hangouts in town was Al's Golfdom, owned by Al and Susie Fister. more

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An injured man with a family to support issues a heartfelt plea for his services. more

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In the 1920s, a Memphis ambulance company offered special armored vehicles. more

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During a nationwide tour, President William McKinley stopped in Memphis, one of the few presidents to do so. more

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Edith Humber's little ice cream shop was a neighborhood landmark. more

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Lu Lynch ran a flower shop in Memphis that specialized in orchids. more

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One of Memphis' best-known TV personalities, Trent Wood was the popular host of "Storyland" and "Looney Zoo." more

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Playing a child's piano, held like a violin, earned Earnestine Lomax a spot on national television. more

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Does anyone remember the OSO Club, one of Memphis' most popular teen hangouts in the 1960s? more

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A women's group with an unusual name did good deeds for Memphis. more

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Famous for their movie roles, a family of "little people" had a Memphis connection. more

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The Warner Theatre was one of our city's great movie palaces. more

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The Klyce Brothers owned and operated one of the two Studebaker dealerships in town. more

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The old ads in the back of the theater program offer a glimpse into a lost world. more

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