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    • Memphis and Harahan Bridges with Boat

    • Harahan Bridge; bridges; Mississippi River; rivers; railroads; boats;
    • “Memphis and Harrahan Bridges, Memphis, Tenn. -- Gateway to the West Joining Arkansas and Tennessee” Color image of bridges with barge in water underneath the bridges.
    • "Downtown jazzed up by festival"

    • jazz; Memphis Traditional Jazz Festival; music; 1980s;
    • "...About 550 people spent a lazy afternoon yesterday walking to the various stages and enjoying some fine jazz music from both out-of-town and local musicians. -- A busboy could be seen in the service area at No. 1 Beale Street dancing up a storm...
    • "Charles Lloyd is From Memphis"

    • jazz; Lloyd, Charles; music; 1960s;
    • "Charles Lloyd, rapidly becoming one of the top names in jazz music, is a graduate of Manassas, got his bachelor's and master's in music at University of Southern California. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Parker, 2082 Claremont Circle. ...
    • 1961-01-04 Correspondence

    • correspondence; libraries; civil rights; desegregation; Wallis, C. Lamar; Luening, Eugene A.; First Unitarian Church; 1960s;
    • "Dear Mr. West [sic], -- We have tried to find any information available concerning the use of rest rooms in public facilities in other southern communities, as you suggested in your letter of December 16th. [sic] to me as president of the local...
    • Cult experts gave warning in 1992

    • West Memphis Three; West Memphis, Arkansas; murders; cults; 1990s;
    • "Experts warned Crittenden County officials last year about a rising interest in the occult among young people, and one consultant said he found evidence of a self-styled satanic cult there."
    • "Memphis Negro Pianist 'Sends' the Jazz Critics"

    • jazz; music; Newborn, Phineas, Jr.; 1950s;
    • "His Playing Is Called 'Exciting' - Many Refer to Him as 'Genius' -- Memphis, which gave to the jazz world such immortals as Handy, Lunceford and Bessie Smith, has another negro artist who has the jazz critics polishing up their best adjectives to...
    • "Memphis-bred band strolls in jazz world's high cotton"

    • Hot Cotton Jazz Band; jazz; music; Wilson, Ruby; 1990s;
    • "If you live in the cradle of the blues, you might easily have missed out on the rebirth of one of Memphis' favorite sons. -- That's because it is happening on the West Coast, where Dixieland and blues-tinged jazz from the W.C. Handy era have...
    • "There Is Much Gratitude For the Visiting Nurses"

    • Junior League; medicine; nursing; Visiting Nurse Association; 1950s;
    • "In Six Months They Have Made More Than 850 Calls to the Ill -- ...He was talking about a registered nurse from the Visiting Nurse Association. In six months, more than 850 visits have been made in all parts of the city to all types of cases. ...
    • "Frank Strozier performs tonight"

    • jazz; MMUSIC; music; Strozier, Frank; 1980s;
    • "Saxophonist-flutist Frank Strozier, whose credits include playing with Miles Davis, Woody Shaw and Shelley Manne, returns to Memphis tonight for a rare appearance in his hometown. He will play Schreier Auditorium of the University of Tennessee...
    • Battle of Memphis

    • sketches; Civil War; Battle of Memphis; navy; Mississippi River; boats; 1860s;
    • "The Battle of Memphis (June 6, 1862) looking South. After a Drawing by Rear-Admiral Walke." From the pages of "Operations of the Western Flotilla" by Henry Walke, Rear Admiral, United States Navy. Several vessels are identified, including...


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