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Normal Beauty Memories from Ann Utterback

In Guest Posts by Rebecca Phillips0 Comments

The salon was called “Normal Beauty” not because that was the kind of style they aimed to execute but rather, this was the salon located in a neighborhood once known as Normal Station. “As I remember it, it was right out of Steel Magnolias. Ladies would sit and gossip while they got their hair permed or styled. That was the …

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Normal Station

In East Memphis by Brenda Wilkerson7 Comments

The East Memphis neighborhood known as Normal Station is bordered by Southern Avenue, Park Avenue, Highland, and Goodlett. It’s one of Memphis’s most historically aware communities, so proud of its heritage that it even has its own wiki! For the non-residents, here’s a little background about the origins of The University of Memphis’s backyard. Beginning in the late 1800s, teachers’ …