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Vance Lauderdale

A beloved but vanished bakery and a mystery on a tin of talcum powder. more

Jul 13, 2017 10:00 AM Ask Vance 1 Comments

Best known for operating the Overton Park Circus, Tommy O'Brien had other claims to fame. more

Jun 26, 2017 10:00 PM Ask Vance

This little restaurant once stood on Union Avenue, in the heart of Memphis' "Auto Row." more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 PM Ask Vance

Neal Schilling opened one of Memphis' most beautiful car dealerships. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 PM Ask Vance

The inside story of the Overton Park Zoo's daily animal show. more

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 PM Ask Vance

Mulford Jewelers was one of Memphis' best-known jewelry stores. more

Jun 1, 2017 10:00 PM Ask Vance

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

May 24, 2017 12:00 PM Ask Vance 1 Comments

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

May 15, 2017 3:00 AM Ask Vance 2 Comments

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

May 11, 2017 3:00 AM Ask Vance

A Memphis college that is no longer with us, and the early history of a Midtown seafood café. more

May 5, 2017 12:00 PM Ask Vance

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

May 3, 2017 5:20 PM Ask Vance

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

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 PM Ask Vance 1 Comments

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

Apr 24, 2017 2:00 PM Ask Vance 2 Comments

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

Apr 16, 2017 1:00 PM Ask Vance 8 Comments

A mysterious headstone and a long-lost department store. more

Apr 12, 2017 2:00 PM Ask Vance

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

Apr 10, 2017 1:00 AM Ask Vance

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

Apr 6, 2017 2:00 AM Ask Vance

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

Mar 31, 2017 5:20 PM Ask Vance

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

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 PM Ask Vance

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

Mar 14, 2017 3:00 AM Ask Vance

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