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At one time, this was one of the region's most popular airlines. Read more

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Harris singlehandedly kept the bank open during the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. Read more

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Years ago, this building helped customers find "The Rainbow Road to Health and Happiness." Read more

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A memorable feature of one of Memphis’ most popular drive-ins. Read more

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A dedicated reader has tracked down the location of one of Clarence Saunders' old grocery stores. Read more

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A stark contrast to the Main Street Mail we know today. Read more

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Even Vance is stumped trying to find where this particular store was located in Memphis. Read more

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Our trivia expert solves local mysteries of who, what, when, where, why, and why not. Well, sometimes. Read more

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Old ads for Memphis coal companies were sometimes downright bizarre. Read more

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He founded Holiday Inns, and he made sure everyone knew that when they visited his gravesite. Read more

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The guitarist and bassist for Booker T. and the MGs sported a cleancut look before they became musical superstars. Read more

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Robbing graves for their precious stonework and bronze art is an ongoing problem. Read more

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Memphian Henry Stiles met an unusual death. Was it murder, suicide, or accident? Read more

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This tiny establishment was one of the most popular eateries in town. Read more

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Their tombstones in Forest Hill Cemetery give clues about their colorful past. Read more

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The 1877 "snake shower" is always included when anyone lists "Weird Moments" from our city's past. But did it really happen? Read more

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One of the most popular restaurants in town bragged it was a "Dispenser of Southern Horse-pitality." Read more

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Yes, I know it was more than half-a-century ago, but maybe somebody's parents (or grandparents) played a role. Just look at their outfits and makeup! Read more

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I beg and beg, and I still can't find decent photos of this unique East Memphis restaurant. Read more

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Dear Vance: I found a set of snapshots inside an old book showing a portion of a graveyard. Do you think these were taken in Memphis? — T.R., Memphis. Read more

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