On This Day in Memphis History

On This Day in Memphis History

by G. Wayne Dowdy
     
 

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Far more than blues and barbecue, Memphis culture has evolved one day at a time. Author G. Wayne Dowdy pins an exact date to a host of important, quirky and forgotten events in the history of Tennessee’s largest city—an entertaining footnote for each day of the year. Earth, Wind and Fire founder Maurice White entered the world in a Memphis hospital on…  See more details below

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Far more than blues and barbecue, Memphis culture has evolved one day at a time. Author G. Wayne Dowdy pins an exact date to a host of important, quirky and forgotten events in the history of Tennessee’s largest city—an entertaining footnote for each day of the year. Earth, Wind and Fire founder Maurice White entered the world in a Memphis hospital on December 19, 1941. On January 15, 1877, a severe thunderstorm mysteriously left the city covered in snakes. On December 31, 1902, a resident was murdered on Main Street after taunting a Native American named Creeping Bear. A day or a month at a time, enjoy a year of entertaining River City blasts from the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149363827
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/10/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

G. Wayne Dowdy is the agency manager of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center’s history department and Memphis and Shelby County Room. He holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Arkansas and is a certified archives manager. He is the author of "A Brief History of Memphis"; "Mayor Crump Don’t Like It: Machine Politics in Memphis"; "Hidden History of Memphis" and "Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South."

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