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Memphis’ First Major Pro Sports Team: The Memphis Chicks

While many of us refer to Memphis as “Hoop City,” no sport has had as long of a professional presence in Memphis as America’s pastime, baseball. Long before the Memphis Grizzlies came to the city as its first major professional sports team we had the Memphis Chicks. As a Memphis sports fan my entire life, […]

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Normal Beauty Memories from Ann Utterback

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 […]

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Memphis the Mojo City

We gladly bring you a guest blog post by Tony Kail, author of A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo: Rootworkers, Conjurers & Spirituals, who shares a few secrets he discovered about particular landmarks in Memphis during his research. Most of us know Memphis as the home of the blues, the place where rock-and-roll was born and the barbecue capital […]

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The Holiday Inn Great Sign

Many of you have asked us about the Holiday Inn sign. Today, we’re pleased to bring you a guest post exploring the history of this iconic sign by Caroline Mitchell Carrico, Exhibits Design Coordinator at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. Without further ado, we present the Holiday Inn sign… In 1951, Memphis businessman Kemmons Wilson […]

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Remembering Bill Womack

Today we have a guest post by Art Hullender. It is a wonderful tribute to Bill Womack, whose design has left a lasting mark on Memphis. I’m pretty sure it was a late fall in 2002. I didn’t know at the time that this would be the last time I would ever see Bill Womack. […]

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A Rated PG-13 Guest Post

Yes, it’s true, I have never actually stepped foot inside a Gentlemen’s Club. However, I do vaguely remember attending a bachelorette event at a Chippendales once. To my dismay, it was nothing like the scene from “Mr. Mom” in where men emerge in space suits on stage and put on a steamy show with the […]