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Zippin Pippin finds appreciation in Green Bay


Zippin Pippin Final Days (3)

Image by joespake via Flickr

Take a Ride on the Memphis Zippin Pippin

reads a headline on a spiffy new website dedicated to the famous roller coaster.  It seems that Green Bay, Wisconsin appreciates the Memphis Vibe and the Elvis connection more than  we Memphians do.   The excitement about the ride’s opening, complete with the Elvis and Memphis references was reported in yesterday’s Commercial Appeal.

I am happy this piece of history has what seems to be a permanent home,  but please tell me just one more time why WE  couldn’t do something with it?  And  why do we feel so comfortable bulldozing our history and heritage or selling it to the highest bidder?

Here’s the way things were looking in Memphis back in February, 2010:

But I guess I shouldn’t complain.  London Bridge has been in Arizona since 1971

London Bridige via Wikipedia

Oh, and one more thing:  What happened to the Merry-go-round and the Fairgrounds time capsule?

Memphis Roller Derby returns to the Fairgrounds for a while

It’s official, according to the Memphis Flyer.  Roller Derby has a home in Midtown.

The venue will look a little different as Memphis Roller Derby returns to the Fairgrounds in the Pipkin Building (which, in a few more weeks, may be the last building standing at the Fairgrounds) on April 10, with a double-header

Two Great Bouts:
WOMEN OF MASS DESTRUCTION vs. NRG LOWER BROADS
and
ANGELS OF DEATH vs. PRISSKILLA PREZLEYS

Saturday, Apil 10th,2010
Doors open at 5:00 P.M. First bout starts at 6:00 P.M.

Adults $10, Kids 5-12 $5, 4 & under Free.

See you there!!

Zippin Pippin Memphis

Zippin Pippin Memphis , originally uploaded by joespake.

I just posted about the Memphis Fairgrounds/LibertyLand at

Demolition has begun at the Fairgrounds

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