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