The older I get the more I appreciate history, especially historical pictures. The kind of pictures that end up in drawers somewhere, eventually to be thrown out with the trash. Some folks keep those scraps that tie together generations. If we are lucky, they share their collections.
A friend introduced me to memphistechhigh.com last week. Gene Gill (Memphis Tech Class of 1951) has put together an unbeliveably comprehensive collection of information about Memphis Technical High School. His collections about the school would put any archivist at the Memphis Board of Education to shame. There is even a scan of every year book (with the exception of 1924) dating back to the school’s beginnings in 1911. If you are a Tech alum or if you had any friends at Tech during its days as a high school, stop now and go to memphistechhigh.com (I’ll wait – enjoy!). Continue reading →
I was looking up something about Memphis when I ran across a link to http://lostmemphis.com in a Wikipedia article. The link takes you to a page of http://mallofmemphis.org, a tribute to Memphis’s flagship shopping mall. The site is a captivating historical piece presenting a thorough story of the mall from its beginnings to its ultimate demise and demolition. So I was stuck there for quite a while looking at pictures and reading about the mall in a format that could very well be the website of a fully operational mall.
I was really looking for the Lost Memphis section, but the icy weather lent itself to staying indoors and finding interesting stuff on the Internet the Lost Memphis section is wiki driven. Just a few of the topics are:
Cybill Shepherd Childhood Home
EH Crump Stadium
Goodwyn Institute Building
Happy Hal’s Fun House
Hotel King Cotton
Malibu Grand Prix
Giant Memphis Shoe
The Zippin Pippin
Mud Island PT Boat
Main Street Mall
Number 1 Beale
(and many, many more)
Whether you are new to Memphis, or an Old-timer like me, you will definitely find something interesting here.
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