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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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