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This was the ultimate news-gathering machine in the 1960s. Read more

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Our resident historian reveals that Bemis Bag Company once manufactured, of all things... bags. Read more

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The old bandstand has been a Court Square feature for decades. 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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This family-owned company designed some of the first neon signs in the Mid-South. Read more

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Early plans for downtown Memphis don't really compare to how it looks today. What about the helicopters? Read more

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Vance Lauderdale may not provide the answers you seek. But he probably won't lie to you. Read more

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An unusual advertisement from a 1908 guidebook poses a real riddle for our history columnist. Can he solve it? Maybe, maybe not. Read more

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There's a good reason this view of downtown may not look familiar to residents of the Bluff City. Read more

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A visitor from the early 1900s might find some things the same in this old park. The old cannon from the Spanish-American War, however, is long gone. Read more

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Every building you see in this vintage postcard has changed dramatically in the past century. Read more

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Dear Vance: I have found a reference to old-time “radio exercise” programs and don’t know what they are talking about. Can you help? — A.N., Memphis. Read more

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The postcard company hand-applied glitter to this image of the Memphis Trust Company Building. Read more

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Dear Vance: While removing the medicine cabinet from my old home in Midtown, I found a packet holding a razor blade sold by the Shelby Blade Company. Where was this business located? — E.G., Memphis Read more

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A vintage postcard offers a rare view of the "rustic" interior of these Western-themed restaurants Read more

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Newspapers announced an “International Walkathon Marathon” in 1933. What was it, exactly? Read more

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They may seem an unlikely place for holiday shopping, but in the 1940s Firestone offered something for everyone. Read more

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Puppies were just some of the prizes given away by D.D. Gordon when he opened his new and improved gas station in Cooper-Young. Read more

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Before it finally closed its branches in Memphis, J.B. Hunter downgraded to a "discount center." Read more

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