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Dear Vance: My parents told me they shopped at a store called McLellan’s, which was located somewhere Downtown. I thought they meant McCrory’s, but they insisted they had the name right. Can you help? — B.H., Memphis. Read more

Dear Vance: Where was the little restaurant called the Salad Bowl? I remember eating there a few times in the 1970s. — E.G., 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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Big changes are in store for the festival, but the city’s annual biggest party won’t lose any of its luster. Read more

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Two boats left Memphis for a Mississippi River outing on May 8, 1925. Only the Choctaw came back. Read more

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A University of Memphis professor, this Local Treasure has spent a lifetime helping to bring the past into the present. Read more

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Memphis is known, far and wide, as a music town. Here are ten albums — a tiny slice of the impact — that explain why. Read more

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From 1960 to 1975, in a building on East McLemore, something extraordinary occurred that would bring Memphis music to the world. Read more

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How Fred Smith confounded the experts and turned an impossible idea into a $160 million reality. Read more

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Elvis Presley: 1955-1956 Read more

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A Day in the Life of The Peabody Read more

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Lee's exploits are the stuff of local legend. Here’s the story of the man behind the myth. Read more

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When yellow fever hit Memphis in 1878, thousands died and thousands fled. A few stayed behind, and their brave deeds cost them their lives. This story is part of our Memphis at 200 collection. Read more

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How the National Civil Rights Museum was transformed from scarred to sacred ground. This story, a version of which originally appeared in our April 2008 issue, is part of the Memphis at 200 collection. Read more

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The Battle of Memphis isn’t so much the epic fodder of Civil War narratives as it is a cautionary tale for overconfident underdogs. This story, which originally appeared in our June 2012 issue, is included in our Memphis at 200 collection. Read more

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John James Audubon along the Mississippi. This story, which originally appeared in our March 1984 issue, is included in our Memphis at 200 collection. Read more

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Our April issue is one to keep. We devoted it to the city's bicentennial, refracted through a collection of stories about pivotal Memphis moments and the people who made them real. Read more

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