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Memphis
—  City  —
Downtown Memphis from the southeast, with the Mississippi River in the background

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Nickname(s): The River City, The Bluff City, M-Town
Location in Shelby County and the state of Tennessee
Memphis is located in the USA
Memphis
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 35°07′03″N 89°58′16″W / 35.1175°N 89.97111°W / 35.1175; -89.97111
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Shelby
Founded 1819
Incorporated 1826
Government
 - Mayor A C Wharton
Area
 - City 313.8 sq mi (763.4 km2)
 - Land 302.3 sq mi (723.4 km2)
 - Water 15.4 sq mi (40.0 km2)
Elevation 337 ft (103 m)
Population (2008)[1]
 - City 669,651 (19th)
 Density 2,327.4/sq mi (898.6/km2)
 Metro 1,280,533
 - Demonym Memphian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 37501, 37544, 38101, 38103-38109, 38111-38120, 38122, 38124-38128, 38130-38139, 38141, 38145, 38147-38148, 38150-38152, 38157, 38159, 38161, 38163, 38166-38168, 38173-38175, 38177, 38181-38182, 38184, 38186-38188, 38190, 38193-38194, 38197
Area code(s) 901
FIPS code 47-48000[2]
GNIS feature ID 1326388[3]
Website http://www.memphistn.gov
.Memphis is a city in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Shelby County.^ Memphis and Shelby County Planning and Development.

^ "Vulnerability Assessment of Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Shelters."

^ "Surficial Geologic and Liquefaction Susceptibility Mapping in Shelby County, Tennessee: A Pilot Study."

The city is located on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers.
Memphis has an estimated population of 669,651, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the third largest in the Southeastern United States, and the 19th largest in the United States.[1] The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, has a population of 1,280,533. This makes Memphis the second largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed only by metropolitan Nashville, which overtook Memphis in recent years. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's four major cities (traditionally including Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville). A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as the "Mid-South."

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History

Early history

A Mississippian era priest (Digital illustration, 2004)
Because it occupies a substantial bluff rising from the Mississippi river bank, the area is a natural location for settlement. The Memphis area was first settled by the Mississippian Culture and then by the Chickasaw Indian tribe. European exploration came years later, with Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and French explorers led by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.[4]
The land comprising present-day Memphis remained in a largely unorganized territory throughout most of the 18th century. By 1796, the community was the westernmost point of the newly admitted state of Tennessee, located in the Southwest United States.

19th century

Memphis was founded in 1819 by John Overton, James Winchester and Andrew Jackson.[5][6] The city was named after the ancient capital of Egypt on the Nile River. .Memphis developed as a transportation center in the 19th century because of its flood-free location, high above the Mississippi River.^ "Mississippi River Flood Summaries."

As the cotton economy of the antebellum South depended on the forced labor of large numbers of African-American slaves, Memphis became a major slave market. In 1857, the Memphis and Charleston Railroad was completed, the only East-West railroad across the southern states prior to the Civil War.
Tennessee seceded from the Union in June 1861 and Memphis briefly became a Confederate stronghold. Union forces captured the city in the naval Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, and the city remained under Union control for the duration of the war. Memphis became a Union supply base and continued to prosper throughout the war. Meanwhile, Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest harassed Union forces in the area.
In the 1870s, a series of yellow fever epidemics hit the city. The worst outbreak, in 1878, reduced the population by nearly 75% as many people died or fled the city permanently. Property tax revenues collapsed, and the city could not make payments on its municipal debts. As a result, Memphis lost its city charter and became a taxing district, operating thus from 1878–1893 and was rechartered in 1893.[7]

20th century

Cotton merchants on Union Avenue (1937)
Memphis grew into the world's largest spot cotton market and the world's largest hardwood lumber market. Into the 1950s, it was the world's largest mule market.[8]
From the 1910s to the 1950s, Memphis was a hotbed of machine politics under the direction of E. H. "Boss" Crump. During the Crump era, Memphis developed an extensive network of parks and public works as part of the national City Beautiful Movement.
During the 1960s, the city was at the center of civil rights issues, notably the location of a sanitation workers' strike. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, the day after giving his prophetic I've Been to the Mountaintop speech at the Mason Temple.
Memphis is well known for its cultural contributions to the identity of the American south. Many renowned musicians grew up in and around the Memphis and Mississippi Delta.[9] These included such musical greats as Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Robert Johnson, W.C. Handy, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Al Green and Justin Timberlake.

Geography and climate

Skyline of Memphis as seen from the Hernando de Soto Bridge
Memphis is located in southwestern Tennessee at 35°7′3″N 89°58′16″W / 35.1175°N 89.97111°W / 35.1175; -89.97111.[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 313.8 sq mi (763.4 km²), of which 302.3 sq mi (723.4 km²) is land and 15.4 sq mi (40.0 km²), or 5.24%, is water.

Cityscape

.Downtown Memphis rises from a bluff along the Mississippi River, and the city sprawls outward over southwest Tennessee and into northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.^ "Memphis Metro Area, Tennessee and Mississippi Reconnaissance Study-Environmental/Wetland Geographical Information System."

^ "Memphis Metro Area, Tennessee and Mississippi Reconnaissance Study-L and Use and Economic Studies."

Several large parks are scattered through the city, notably Overton Park in Midtown. The city is a transportation hub and Mississippi River crossing for Interstate 40 (I-40), (east-west), Interstate 55 (north-south) and numerous freight railroads that serve the city.

Aquifer

.Shelby County is located over four natural aquifers, one of which is recognized as the "Memphis sand aquifer" or simply as the "Memphis aquifer". This artesian water is pure and soft.^ "Vulnerability Assessment of Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Shelters."

^ Memphis and Shelby County Office of Economic & Resource Development.

^ Memphis and Shelby County Crime Commission.

.This particular water source, located some 350 to 1100 ft (100 – 330 m) underground, is estimated to contain more than 100 trillion gallons (380 km³) of water by Memphis Light, Gas and Water.^ Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division.

[11]

Climate

Memphis has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons. Winter weather comes from the upper Great Plains or from the Gulf of Mexico, leading to drastic swings. Summer weather may come from Texas (very hot and dry) or the Gulf (hot and humid.) The average high and low in July are 92 °F (33 °C) and 73 °F (23 °C), with high levels of humidity due to moisture encroaching from the Gulf of Mexico. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms are frequent during some summers, but usually brief, lasting no longer than an hour. Early autumn is pleasantly drier and mild, but can be hot until late October. Late autumn is rainy and colder; December is the second rainiest month of the year. Winters are mild to chilly, with average January high and low temperatures of 49 °F (9 °C) and 31 °F (-1 °C). Snow occurs sporadically in winter, with an average yearly snowfall of 5.1 inches (130 mm). Ice storms are a bigger danger, pulling tree limbs down on power lines.
Climate data for Memphis, TN
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 49
(9.4)
55
(12.8)
63
(17.2)
72
(22.2)
80
(26.7)
89
(31.7)
92
(33.3)
91
(32.8)
85
(29.4)
75
(23.9)
62
(16.7)
52
(11.1)
72.1
(22.3)
Average low °F (°C) 31
(-0.6)
36
(2.2)
44
(6.7)
52
(11.1)
61
(16.1)
69
(20.6)
73
(22.8)
71
(21.7)
64
(17.8)
52
(11.1)
43
(6.1)
34
(1.1)
52.5
(11.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.24
(107.7)
4.31
(109.5)
5.58
(141.7)
5.79
(147.1)
5.15
(130.8)
4.30
(109.2)
4.22
(107.2)
3.00
(76.2)
3.31
(84.1)
3.31
(84.1)
5.76
(146.3)
5.68
(144.3)
54.65
(1,388.1)
Snowfall inches (mm) 2.3
(58.4)
1.3
(33)
0.8
(20.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(2.5)
0.6
(15.2)
5.1
(129.5)
Source: The Weather Channel [12] January 2010
Source #2: Weatherbase.com [13] September 2009

People and culture

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1850 8,841
1860 22,623 155.9%
1870 40,226 77.8%
1880 33,592 −16.5%
1890 64,495 92.0%
1900 102,320 58.6%
1910 131,105 28.1%
1920 162,351 23.8%
1930 253,143 55.9%
1940 292,942 15.7%
1950 396,000 35.2%
1960 497,524 25.6%
1970 623,530 25.3%
1980 646,356 3.7%
1990 610,337 −5.6%
2000 650,100 6.5%
2007 (Est.) 677,272 4.2%
2008 (Est.) 669,651 −1.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. 
.As of the 2005-2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Blacks or African Americans made up 62.4% of Memphis's population; of which 99.9% were non-Hispanic blacks.^ "Preparation of Leadership Personnel for Communication and Literacy in African American Children."

^ "Preparation of Leadership Personnel for Communication and Literacy in African American Children and Youth."

White Americans made up 31.9% of Memphis's population; of which 98.3% were non-Hispanic whites. American Indians made up 0.2% of the city's population; of which 0.1% were non-Hispanic. Asian Americans made up 1.6% of the city's population. Pacific Islander Americans made up 0.1% of the city's population. Individuals from some other race made up 2.7% of the city's population; of which 0.2% were non-Hispanic. Individuals from two or more races made up 1.2% of the city's population; of which 0.9% were non-Hispanic. In addition, Hispanics and Latinos made up 4.6% of Memphis's population.[14][15]
As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 650,100 people, 250,721 households, and 158,455 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,327.4 people per sq mi (898.6/km²). There were 271,552 housing units at an average density of 972.2 per sq mi (375.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.41% African American, 34.41% White, 1.46% Asian, 0.19% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.97% of the population.
.The Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), the 42nd largest in the United States, has a 2003 population of 1,239,337, and includes the Tennessee counties of Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette, as well as the Mississippi counties of DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica, and the Arkansas county of Crittenden.^ "Vulnerability Assessment of Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Shelters."

^ "Microtremor Observation of Site Response in Metropolitan Memphis, Tennessee."

^ "Surficial Geologic and Liquefaction Susceptibility Mapping in Shelby County, Tennessee: A Pilot Study."

Crime

Memphis Police car (2007)
Although in 2004 violent crime in Memphis reached a record low for over a decade, that trend subsequently reversed. In 2005, Memphis was ranked the 4th most dangerous city with a population of 500,000 or higher in the U.S.[16] Crime in Memphis increased in 2005, and has seen a dramatic rise in the first half of 2006. Nationally, cities follow similar trends, and crime numbers tend to be cyclical. Local experts and criminologists cite gang recruitment as one possible cause of the rise in crime in Memphis and to a reduction of 66% of federal funding to the Memphis Police Department.
In the first half of 2006, robbery of businesses increased 52.5%, robbery of individuals increased 28.5%, and homicide increased 18% over the same period of 2005. The Memphis Police Department has responded with the initiation of Operation Blue C.R.U.S.H. (Crime Reduction Using Statistical History), which targets crime hotspots and repeat offenders.[17] Memphis ended 2005 with 154 murders, and 2006 ended with 160. 2007 saw 164 murders and 2008 had 168. In 2006, the Memphis metropolitan area ranked second most dangerous in the nation, it also ranked as most dangerous in 2002 and second most dangerous the year before in 2001. Recently, Memphis ranked second most dangerous among cities over 500,000 in 2007, as well as the second most dangerous metropolitan area once again.[18] In 2006, the Memphis metropolitan area ranked number one in violent crimes for major cities around the U.S according to the FBI's annual crime rankings, whereas it had ranked second in 2005.[19]
Recent statistics show a downward trend in crime in Memphis. Between 2006 and 2008, the crime rate fell by 16%, while the first half of 2009 saw a reduction in serious crime of over 10% from the previous year. The Memphis Police Department's use of the FBI National Incident-Based Reporting System, which is a more detailed method of reporting crimes than that used in many other major cities, has been cited as a reason for Memphis's frequent appearance on lists of most dangerous U.S. cities.[20]

Cultural events

Memphis skyline, view from Tom Lee Park (2006)
One of the largest celebrations the city has is Memphis in May. The month-long series of events promotes Memphis' heritage and outreach of its people far beyond the city's borders. There are four main events, the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and the Sunset Symphony. The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is the largest pork barbecue cooking contest in the world.
Carnival Memphis, formerly known as the Memphis Cotton Carnival, is an annual series of parties and festivities in the month of June that salutes various aspects of Memphis and its industries. An annual King and Queen of Carnival are secretly selected to reign over Carnival activities. The African-American community staged a parallel event known as the Cotton Makers Jubilee from 1935 to 1982, when it merged with Carnival Memphis.[21]
An arts festival, the Cooper-Young Festival, is held annually in September in the Cooper-Young district of Midtown Memphis. The event draws artists from all over North America, and includes art sales, contests, and displays.

The arts

Memphis is the home of founders and establishers of various American music genres, including Blues, Gospel, Rock n' Roll, Buck, Crunk, and "sharecropper" country music (in contrast to the "rhinestone" country sound of Nashville). Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and B. B. King were all getting their starts in Memphis in the 1950s. They are respectively dubbed the "King" of Country, Rock n' Roll, and Blues.
Well-known writers from Memphis include American Civil War historian Shelby Foote and playwright Tennessee Williams. Novelist John Grisham grew up in nearby DeSoto County, Mississippi and many of his books are set in Memphis.
Many works of fiction and literature use Memphis as their setting, giving a diverse portrait of the city, its history, and its citizens. These include The Reivers by William Faulkner (1962), September, September by Shelby Foote (1977), The Old Forest and Other Stories by Peter Taylor (1985), the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor (1986), The Firm (1991) and The Client (1994), both by John Grisham, Memphis Afternoons: a Memoir by James Conaway (1993), "Plague of Dreamers" by Steve Stern (1997) Cassina Gambrel Was Missing by William Watkins (1999), The Guardian by Beecher Smith (1999), "We are Billion-Year-Old Carbon" by Corey Mesler (2005), The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, and The Architect by James Williamson (2007).

Cultural references

Memphis is the subject of many major pop and country songs, including "Memphis" by Chuck Berry, "Queen of Memphis" by Confederate Railroad, "Memphis Soul Stew" by King Curtis, "Maybe It Was Memphis" by Pam Tillis, "Graceland" by Paul Simon, "Memphis Train" by Rufus Thomas, "All the Way from Memphis" by Mott the Hoople, "Wrong Side of Memphis" by Trisha Yearwood, and "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn.
In addition, Memphis is mentioned in scores of other songs, including "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones, "Life Is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane, "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles, "Cities" by Talking Heads, "Crazed Country Rebel" by Hank Williams III, "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" by U2, and many others.

Religion

Asian-American tombstones in Elmwood Cemetery (2006)
Since its founding, Memphis has been home to persons of many different faiths. An 1870 map of Memphis shows religious buildings of the Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Christian denominations and a Jewish congregation.[22] In 2009, places of worship exist for Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus.
Bellevue Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist megachurch in Memphis that was founded in 1903. Its current membership is approximately 27,000. For many years, it was led by Adrian Rogers, a three-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
The international headquarters of the Church of God in Christ is located in Memphis. Named after the denomination's founder, Charles Harrison Mason, Mason Temple is where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech the day before he was killed. The church's Temple of Deliverance is the venue of the National Civil Rights Museum's Freedom Awards.
Other notable and/or large churches in Memphis include Second Presbyterian Church (EPC), Christ United Methodist Church, Idlewild Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), and Calvary Episcopal Church.
Memphis is home to two cathedrals. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis, and St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee.
Memphis is home to an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Muslims of various cultures and ethnicities.[23]
Memphis is home to Temple Israel, a Reform synagogue that has approximately 7,000 members, making it one of the largest Reform synagogues in the country. Baron Hirsch Synagogue is the largest Orthodox shul in America.[24]

Economy

The city's central location has led to much of its business development. Located on the Mississippi River and intersected by several freight railroads and two Interstate highways, Memphis is ideally located for commerce among the transportation and shipping industry. River barges are unloaded onto trucks and trains. .The city is home to Memphis International Airport, the world's busiest cargo airport, which serves as the primary hub for FedEx Express shipping and as a secondary hub for Northwest Airlines.^ "Economic Impact of Memphis International Airport on Business in Memphis and the Mid-South."

Memphis is the home of nine Fortune 500 companies.[25] These include the corporate headquarters of FedEx Corporation, AutoZone Incorporated, International Paper, and Thomas & Betts. In addition, Memphis is home to the pharmaceutical/healthcare firm Schering-Plough Corporation, serving as the company's research & development center.
The entertainment and film industry have discovered Memphis in recent years. Several major motion pictures have been filmed in Memphis, including Making the Grade (1984), Mystery Train (1989), The Firm (1993), Cast Away (2000), Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Walk the Line (2005), Hustle and Flow (2006), Soul Men (2008), and The Blind Side (2009). The 1992 television movie Memphis, starring Memphis native Cybill Shepherd, who also served as executive producer and writer, was also filmed in Memphis.
In 2000 Inc. magazine rated Memphis in the top eight of the 50 best major U.S. metro areas for starting and growing a business.[26]

Government

Memphis is governed by a mayor and thirteen City Council members, six elected at large from throughout the city and seven elected from geographic districts. In 1995, the council adopted a new district plan which changed council positions to all districts. This plan provides for nine districts, seven with one representative each and two districts with three representatives each. The previous mayor of the city of Memphis was W. W. Herenton. .He resigned from his office, effective July 30, 2009.[27] Former Shelby County mayor A C Wharton is the newly elected Mayor.^ Memphis and Shelby County Office of Economic & Resource Development.

In recent years, there have been often rancorous discussions of the potential of a consolidation of unincorporated Shelby County and Memphis into a metropolitan government. .Consolidation is expected to be a referendum item on the 2010 ballot in Memphis and Shelby County.^ "Vulnerability Assessment of Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Shelters."

^ Memphis and Shelby County Office of Economic & Resource Development.

^ Memphis and Shelby County Crime Commission.

Education

Early nursing class in Memphis
.The city is served by Memphis City Schools, while surrounding suburbs in other areas of Shelby County are served by Shelby County Schools.^ Memphis City Schools.

^ Memphis and Shelby County Planning and Development.

^ "Vulnerability Assessment of Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Shelters."

Prominent Memphis City Schools include White Station High School, Ridgeway High School, Central High School, and Melrose High School. White Station is known for the best college placement of any school—public or private—in Memphis.
Colleges and universities located in the city include the University of Memphis (a comprehensive state university), Rhodes College (formerly Southwestern at Memphis), Memphis College of Art, Le Moyne-Owen College, Crichton College, Christian Brothers University, Baptist College of Health Sciences (formerly Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing), Southern College of Optometry, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Graduate Health Sciences and Allied Health Sciences).
The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry was founded in 1878 making it the oldest dental college in the South, and the third oldest public college of dentistry in the United States.[28]

Infrastructure

Transportation

Highways

The Interstate Highways, Interstate 40, Interstate 55, and Interstate 240, are the main expressways in the Memphis area. Interstates 40 and 55 cross the Mississippi River at Memphis into the state of Arkansas.
The nearly-completed Interstate 22 connects Memphis with Birmingham, Alabama, via northern Mississippi (incl. Tupelo) and northwestern Alabama. This expressway follows the same route as U.S. Route 78. Other important federal highways though Memphis include the east-west U.S. Route 70, U.S. Route 64, and U.S. Route 72; and the north-south U.S. Route 51 and U.S. Route 61, which is the historic highway north to Chicago via Cairo, Illinois.
The future Interstate 69 from northeast to southwest will pass through Memphis when it is completed. Segments of this highway are complete in DeSoto County, just south of Memphis. The segment of the I-69 Corridor running through the Memphis area is scheduled for completion in 2012.

Railroads

A large volume of railroad freight moves through Memphis, because of its two heavy-duty Mississippi River railroad crossings, which carry several major east-west railroad freight lines, and also because of the major north-south railroad lines through Memphis which connnect Memphis with such major cities as Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Mobile, and Birmingham.
By the early 20th Century, Memphis had two major passenger railroad stations. After passenger railroad service declined heavily throughout the middle of the 20th Century, the Memphis Union Station was demolished in 1969. The Memphis Central Station[29] was eventually renovated and it still serves the city.
The only inter-city passenger railroad service to Memphis for many decades has been the daily "City of New Orleans" train, operated by AMTRAK, which has one train northbound and one train southbound each day between Chicago and New Orleans,

Airports

Memphis is served by the Memphis International Airport, located on the south side, which serves tens of thousands of passengers daily, including nonstop flights to western Europe. This airport also handles more air cargo than any other airport in the world, due to being a central hub for such companies as FedEx Express and United Parcel Service.
Passenger airlines serving Memphis International Airport include Continental, Delta, and SeaPort Airlines.
There are other general aviation airports in Shelby County and nearby counties, and a former Naval Air Station at Millington, which is now the Millington Regional Jetport for business jets and propeller-driven airplanes.

River port

Three bridges over the Mississippi (2007)
Memphis has the second-busiest cargo port on the Mississippi River, which is also the fourth-busiest inland port in the United States.[30] The International Port of Memphis covers both the Tennessee and Arkansas sides of the Mississippi River from river mile 725 (km 1167) to mile 740 (km 1191).[31] A focal point of the river port is the industrial park on President's Island, just south of Downtown Memphis.

Bridges

Four railroad and highway bridges cross the Mississippi River at Memphis. In order of their opening years, these are the Frisco Bridge (1892, single-track rail), the Harahan Bridge (1916, a road-rail bridge until 1949, currently carries double-track rail), the Memphis-Arkansas Memorial Bridge (Highway, 1949; later incorporated into Interstate 55), and the Hernando de Soto Bridge (Interstate 40, 1973).

Utilities

Memphis's primary utility provider is the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW). This is the largest three-service municipal utility in the United States, providing electricity, natural gas, and pure water service to all residents of Shelby County. Prior to that, Memphis was served by two primary electric companies, which were merged into the Memphis Power Company. The City of Memphis bought the private company in 1939 to form MLGW, which was an early customer of electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority.
MLGW still buys most of its power from TVA, and the company pumps its own fresh water from the "Memphis Aquifer", using more than 180 water wells.

Health care

The Memphis and Shelby County region supports numerous hospitals, including the Methodist and Baptist Memorial health systems, two of the largest private hospitals in the country.
Methodist Healthcare system, the largest healthcare provider in the Mid-South, operates seven hospitals and several rural clinics. Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Methodist Healthcare in the top 100 integrated healthcare networks in the United States. Methodist Healthcare operates, among others, the Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, which offers primary level 1 pediatric trauma care, as well as a nationally recognized pediatric brain tumor program.
Baptist Memorial Healthcare operates fifteen hospitals (three in Memphis), including Baptist Memorial Hospital. According to Health Care Market Guide's annual studies, Mid-Southerners have named Baptist Memorial their "preferred hospital choice for quality".
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, leading pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases, resides in Memphis. The institution was conceived and built by the late entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962 as a tribute to St. Jude Thaddeus, patron saint of impossible, hopeless, and difficult causes.

Tourism and recreation

Museums and art collections

Many museums of interest are located in Memphis.
Lorraine Motel in Memphis (2005)
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis (2008)
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum is located in the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. It includes a historical overview of the American civil rights movement.
Brooks Museum of Art
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, founded in 1916, is the oldest and largest fine art museum in the state of Tennessee.[32] The Brooks' permanent collection includes works from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque eras to British, French Impressionists, and 20th-century artists.
Graceland
Graceland, the former home of Rock 'n' Roll legend Elvis Presley, is one of the most visited houses in the United States (second only to the White House), attracting over 600,000 domestic and international visitors a year. Featured at Graceland are two of Presley's private airplanes, his extensive automobile and motorcycle collection and other Elvis memorabilia. On November 7, 1991 Graceland was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[33]
Pink Palace
The Pink Palace Museum serves as the Mid-South's major science and historical museum, and features exhibits ranging from archeology to chemistry. It includes America's third largest planetarium and an IMAX Theatre. One exhibit features a replica of the original Piggly Wiggly store, the first self-service grocery store, commemorating the invention of the supermarket by Memphian Clarence Saunders in 1916.
Memphis Walk of Fame
The Memphis Walk of Fame is a public exhibit located in the Beale Street historic district, which is modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but is designated exclusively for Memphis musicians, singers, writers, and composers. Honorees include W. C. Handy, B. B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, and Alberta Hunter among others.
Mud Island Mississippi River Park (2006)
Mud Island River Park
Mud Island River Park and Mississippi River Museum is located on Mud Island in downtown Memphis. The Park is noted for its River Walk. The River walk is a 2112:1 scale working model showing 1000 mi (1600 km) of the Lower Mississippi River, from Cairo, Illinois to New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. 30 in (75 cm) in the model equal 1 mi (1.6 km) of the Mississippi River. The Walk stretches roughly 0.5 mi (800 m), allowing visitors to walk in the water and see models of cities and bridges along the way.
Victorian Village
Victorian Village is a historic district of Memphis featuring a series of fine Victorian-era mansions, some of which are open to the public as museums.
Cotton Museum
The Cotton Museum is a museum that opened in March 2006 on the old trading floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange at 65 Union Avenue in downtown Memphis.
Stax Museum and Satellite Record Shop
Stax Museum
Stax Museum is a museum located in Memphis, Tennessee, at 926 McLemore Avenue, the former location of Stax Records. The original building, a converted movie theatre where artists such as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & the MG's, Sam & Dave and many others recorded throughout the 60's and 70's, was torn down, but the original front was reconstructed on the original property. It is operated by Soulsville USA, which also operates the adjacent Stax Music Academy. The original Satellite Record Shop was also reconstructed beside it. It is the only museum in the United States to be devoted entirely to soul music.

Parks

Major Memphis parks include W.C. Handy Park, Tom Lee Park, Audubon Park, Overton Park including the Old Forest Arboretum of Overton Park, the Lichterman Nature Center - a nature learning center, and the Memphis Botanic Garden.[34]
Shelby Farms park, located at the eastern edge of the city, is one of the largest urban parks in America.

Cemeteries

Historic Elmwood Cemetery is one of the oldest rural garden cemeteries in the South, and contains the Carlisle S. Page Arboretum. Memorial Park Cemetery is noted for its sculptures by Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriguez.
Elvis Presley was originally buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, but after an attempted grave robbing, his body was moved to the grounds of Graceland

Other points of interest

Beale Street
Blues fans can visit Beale Street, which used to be the center of the Black community, where a young B.B. King used to play his guitar. He occasionally appears there at the club bearing his name, which he partially owns. Street performers play live music, and bars and clubs feature live entertainment until dawn. In 2008, Beale Street was the most visited tourist attraction in the state of Tennessee.[citation needed]
Sun Studio
Sun Studio is available for tour, which is where Elvis Presley first recorded "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin". Other famous musicians who got their start at Sun include Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Charlie Rich, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. It now contains a museum as well as the still-functioning studio.
Memphis Zoo
The Memphis Zoo, which is located in midtown Memphis, features many exhibits of mammals, birds, fish, and amphibians from all over the world. The Zoo's Giant panda exhibit is one of only five in North America.
Peabody Hotel
The Peabody Hotel is well-known for the famous "Peabody Ducks" that live on the hotel rooftop, making the journey to the hotel lobby in a daily "March of Ducks" ritual.
Other
Other Memphis attractions include the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, the FedExForum and Mississippi riverboat day cruises.

Sports

The University of Memphis college basketball team, the Memphis Tigers has a strong following in the city due to its recent competitive success. The Memphis Tigers finished 2nd to the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2008 NCAA Men's Division i Basketball Championship.
Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association, is the only club from one of the "big four" major sports leagues in the city; however, the minor leagues are well represented. The Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League is a Triple A baseball farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mississippi RiverKings is a professional hockey team of the Central Hockey League.
Memphis is home to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which is the site of University of Memphis football, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and the Southern Heritage Classic. The annual St. Jude Classic, a regular part of the PGA Tour, is also held in the city.
Memphis has a significant history in pro wrestling. Jerry "The King" Lawler is the sport's greatest name to come out of the city. Sputnik Monroe, a wrestler of the 1950s, like Lawler, promoted racial integration in the City.

See also

Further reading

  • Dowdy, G. Wayne. Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South (University Press of Mississippi; 2010); 176 pages. Examines the political rise of two minorities, African-Americans and Republicans, after the demise of the machine politics of the Shelby County Democratic Party and the political boss Ed Crump.

References

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  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture - Fort Prudhomme and La Salle
  5. ^ "TN Encyclopedia: John Overton". The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=O023. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  6. ^ "Memphis History and Facts". Memphis Public Library. http://www.memphislibrary.lib.tn.us/history/memphis2.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  7. ^ Adams, James Truslow and Ketz, Louise Bilebof. Dictionary of American history Scribner, 1976, p. 302.
  8. ^ City of Memphis Website - History of Memphis
  9. ^ Peter Guralnick. New York Times, August 11, 2007
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Website - About Our Services
  12. ^ "Average Weather for Memphis, TN - Temperature and Precipitation". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/outlook/driving/interstate/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USTN0325?from=month_bottomnav_driving. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
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  17. ^ Memphis ended 2008 with 167 murders, a slight increase from the 164 reported in 2007. Ashby, Andrew (2006-04-07). "Operation Blue C.R.U.S.H. Advances at MPD". Memphis Daily News 121 (76). http://www.memphisdailynews.com/Editorial/StoryLead.aspx?id=92313. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
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  21. ^ Cotton Carnival
  22. ^ Bird's eye view of the city of Memphis, Tennessee 1870.
  23. ^ Muslims in Memphis: Diversity in the mosque
  24. ^ "History of the Orthodox Congregations of Memphis". Goldring-Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life web site. Goldring-Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. http://www.msje.org/history/archive/tn/HistoryofOrthodoxCongregations.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  25. ^ Fortune 500 2009: States: Tennessee Companies - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com
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  28. ^ University of Tennessee-Memphis Dentistry Website
  29. ^ Memphis Central Station Pictures
  30. ^ Top US Inland Ports for 2003
  31. ^ Port of Memphis website - About Page
  32. ^ http://www.brooksmuseum.org Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
  33. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/. 
  34. ^ Park Services: Park Locations

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For other places with the same name, see Memphis (disambiguation).
Night on Beale Street
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.Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee.^ Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee .
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^ Attorney Eskridge attended law school at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law after graduating with Honors from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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^ Memphis-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average.
  • Memphis, Tennessee (TN) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The state rests in the southeastern portion of the United States. .Memphis, with a population totaling more than one million people, is also the county seat for Shelby County.^ Memphis, Tennessee is located in Shelby County .
  • Memphis News - Topix 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Steve Cohen has more than $1 million on hand as he gears up for a primary challenge by former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
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^ Bank of Bartlett - serves all of Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee.
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.The city's claims to fame include Graceland, the mansion Elvis Presley lived in during his later years.^ Graceland is the historic home of Elvis Presley and his family and entourage.

^ We are located near the famous home of Elvis Presley - Graceland, and next door to Smith and Nephew Medical Device Company.
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^ Home of Elvis Presley the Knights Inn is located just 1 mile from Elvis's Home - Graceland.
  • Memphis, Tennessee TN - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

.Maybe more importantly, Memphis is the considered by many to be the home of blues music.^ Too many musical greats have come from Memphis to mention and the phenomenon continues.

^ Residents of Memphis apartments are much more than Elvis fans and the Blues lovers.

^ Ardent Records Online Bagpipe Music for Memphis B.B. King: King of the Blues Blackwood Brothers Quartet - Gospel Music Blues.Org - Blues News & More Bobby Sowell - music web site David Saks - local musician.
  • Memphis Tennessee's Best Web Sites - PortalMemphis.com 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.portalmemphis.com [Source type: General]

.Although downtown Memphis has experienced quite a rebirth and renewal in the last few years, the center of the city is older, it is full of new development, teaming with change and coming into its own.^ Memphis Goodwill opening new drop-off center on Poplar Memphis Business Journal - by Andy Ashby of Bizjournals 1/28/2010 Center City Commission to review Woodard's development plans for South Bluffs office Memphis Business Journal 1/20/2010 Commercial Alliance takes on Stratum space Memphis Business Journal - by Andy Ashby of Bizjournals .
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^ Echols' appeal for a new trial was dismissed last year.
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^ I am so sure I'm going to win that I gave Nashville New Years Eve advantage and the formidable first-city advantage.
  • SarahLacy.com: Memphis 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.sarahlacy.com [Source type: General]

.In the past few years, the city has emerged to boast one of the largest downtown populations among US cities.^ Her public change of heart has been supported by new evidence presented by the defense over the past few years.
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^ Memphis NSA is one of the largest single businesses in the state of Tennessee and provides jobs for several neighboring cities.
  • Webster University: Memphis Naval Support Activity 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.webster.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Citizens once again have a vested interest in making downtown safe, exciting, and a great place to visit and relax after decades of abandonment.
.Whether visiting or moving to the area, from May to October make it well worth your while to visit the Memphis Farmers Market which formed and began in 2006 - it is one of the brightest shining stars of the early Spring, Summer, and through Mid-Autumn.^ Prior to moving to the Memphis area, Helen was appointed by the governor of Texas to serve on the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
  • Profile for J. HELEN PERKINS | The University of Memphis 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC itweb2.memphis.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ If “Jersey Boys” can’t get the job done here in the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, then Broadway may as well stop making musicals out ...
  • GoMemphis : Memphis Music, Movies, Arts, Dining, Nightlife, Travel in Memphis, TN 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.gomemphis.com [Source type: General]

^ About Our Sponsors The Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission The Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission is committed to making every facet of your film project go smoothly.
  • MEMPHIS MUSIC, MEMPHIS FILM, MEMPHIS ART, MEMPHIS CULTURE | Live From Memphis! 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC livefrommemphis.com [Source type: General]

.A word of caution: Memphis is extremely hot in the summertime, and the humidity can make you feel even hotter!^ Whether you want some old time rock and roll or a little bit of Honky Tonk to fill your evening, you can find it in Memphis.

^ People just like you make Memphis News on Topix better every day.
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^ If you ever need any photos out of Memphis pls feel free to contact.
  • Memphis: A War Zone That Even Iraqi Vets Are Afraid To Come Home To - By Tal Sutsa - The eXiled 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC exiledonline.com [Source type: Original source]

Those who have trouble tolerating high heat and humidity may wish to avoid July and August.

Get in

.Memphis is on the southwestern corner of Tennessee, with the Mississippi River and the state of Arkansas bordering it to the west and the state of Mississippi to the south.^ The Memphis NSA Campus is located in Millington, Tenn., about 20 miles north Memphis and seven miles east of the Mississippi River.
  • Webster University: Memphis Naval Support Activity 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.webster.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An officer said they were told by the state's Attorney General's office not to comment on the West Memphis 3 case.
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^ WM3 United States View my profile Free the West Memphis Three .
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By plane

.Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM), [1].^ Graceland, Memphis International Airport, Beale Street, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.
  • Memphis, Tennessee TN - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

^ Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce Memphis Property Tax - Important Property Tax Information for Memphis and Shelby County Taxpayers Memphis International Airport - info on car rentals etc.
  • Memphis Tennessee's Best Web Sites - PortalMemphis.com 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.portalmemphis.com [Source type: General]

^ "Economic Impact of Memphis International Airport on Business in Memphis and the Mid-South."

Memphis is the primary FedEx distribution center, and, as the world's busiest cargo airport, the air is always full of planes making your eBay purchase a glorious reality. .Northwest Airlines [2] maintains a hub at the airport, providing regional service and a few international flights.^ We are a general contractor (new homes and remodeling) servingShelby County Northwest Airlines - uses Memphis as a hub Rea & Associates - Health care consultants.
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.If you are flying non-stop to Memphis, chances are it will be on Northwest - it controls nearly 90% of all the passenger flights.^ All-State Pest Control - Servicing Memphis for over 50 years bartlettmusicacademy.com - Buy.
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A few other airlines do squeeze passengers into town:
  • AirTran Airways, [3] Atlanta, Orlando.
  • American Airlines, [4] Chicago O'Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, Miami, St. Louis.
  • Continental Airlines, [5] Cleveland, Houston George Bush Intercontinental, Newark.
  • Delta Airlines, [6] Atlanta, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, Lubbock, TX.
  • United Airlines, [7] Chicago O'Hare, Denver.
  • US Airways, [8] Charlotte, Phoenix.
.Southwest Airlines [9] does not serve Memphis; the nearest cities it serves are Little Rock (about 2 hours west) and Nashville (about 3 hours east).^ But I hope it says a little something about the producer's efforts for "Memphis Belle."
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^ Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelly are both serving life sentences for the 1993 killing of three West Memphis boys.
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^ That smack talking done, I'm hugely excited about seeing Nashville-- a city I've never had much love for-- through Peter's very enthusiastic eyes.
  • SarahLacy.com: Memphis 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.sarahlacy.com [Source type: General]

There are also a few non-scheduled passenger services which provide transportation to vacation destinations on a sporadic basis:
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  • Archers Direct Holidays, [10].
  • Interstate 40 is a good route into town but doesn't go through Memphis; to get to the other side of 40 you take the north loop which is I-40, or the south loop, which is known is I-240 and is Memphis' beltway.
  • I-55 will take you right into town - just take the Riverside Drive exit from either direction to be at Beale Street in a minute.
  • Parking - Except for downtown, parking is usually free.^ Easy interstate access to I-55 and I-240.
    • Memphis, Tennessee TN - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He was in Memphis for an art show that I had just enough time to help him hang before I skipped town to Toronto.
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    ^ Only 10 minute drive to downtown Beale St., FedEx Forum, Auto Zone Park, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Zoo.
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    .If you're downtown, try the "Parking Can Be Fun" garage on Union Avenue.^ Courtyard Memphis Downtown 75 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 3 Star The Courtyard Downtown Memphis is located on the Courty Square park on the downtown trolley line.
    • Memphis, Tennessee TN - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You’re a fucking cop.” And he got embarrassed and left as everyone in the parking lot started laughing at him.
    • Memphis: A War Zone That Even Iraqi Vets Are Afraid To Come Home To - By Tal Sutsa - The eXiled 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC exiledonline.com [Source type: Original source]

    It's cheap, absolutely bizarre, and right where you want to be. .Expect to hunt for cheaper parking if there's an event going on at the FedEx Forum, Beale Street or AutoZone Park.^ This Memphis hotel is convenient to area attractions like Graceland, Libertyland, the Memphis Zoo, Beale Street, Mud Island River Park and t ...
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    ^ Only 10 minute drive to downtown Beale St., FedEx Forum, Auto Zone Park, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Zoo.
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    ^ Elvis Presley's Graceland, Historic Beale Street, FedEx forum, Memphis Zoo and downtown just 15 minutes away.
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    Parking vendors also appear to charge higher prices during these peak times.
  • Amtrak, [11]. Service available from trains running up and down the Mississippi, as well as connections through major hubs. .Great for a jaunt up to Chicago for world-class shopping or down to New Orleans for world-class drinking.
  • Greyhound, 203 Union Avenue, +1 800-231-2222, [12].^ Village Inn 1180 UNION AVENUE Memphis, TN 38104 2 Star This is a great hotel!
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    ^ The Blues Highway: New Orleans to Chicago: A Travel & Music Guide .
    • Amazon.com: Memphis & the Delta Blues Trail: Great Destinations: A Complete Guide (Great Destinations) (9781581571011): Justin Gage, Melissa Gage: Books 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Blues Highway: New Orleans to Chicago: A Travel & Music Guide 5.0 out of 5 stars ( 5 ) .
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    National bus service.
  • Megabus, [13]. .Low-cost carrier offers twice-daily service to Memphis from Chicago and Champaign.^ CityfeetLocal offers Memphis commercial real estate products and services catering to the national and local needs of the commercial real estate industry.
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    Fares start at $1 each way when ordered well in advance. Buses stop on the south side of the MATA North End Terminal building, near the northeast corner of North Main Street and North Parkway; the terminal itself is accessible from North 2nd Street or Auction Avenue.
Skyline of Memphis as seen from the Hernando de Soto Bridge
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Skyline of Memphis as seen from the Hernando de Soto Bridge
  • Driving - Travel by car is really the only way to get around Memphis if you want to do anything other than see Downtown.
  • Public Transit - Bus service provided by the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA)[14] is available across the city.^ You get a job as an expat in this area of the world the same way as you get a job as an expat in any other area of the world.
    • Memphis: A War Zone That Even Iraqi Vets Are Afraid To Come Home To - By Tal Sutsa - The eXiled 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC exiledonline.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you still believe it’s the other way around, then you are ignorant of today’s reality.
    • Memphis: A War Zone That Even Iraqi Vets Are Afraid To Come Home To - By Tal Sutsa - The eXiled 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC exiledonline.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Memphis City Schools not as bad as you guys make out (35 replies) .
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    Some routes are very poorly served in the evenings. At nights and weekends some buses take a different route than during the day which can be a trap for visitors.
    • A trolley operates downtown and into Midtown, mostly for the benefit of tourists.
.Memphis is laid out in a more or less east/west fashion.^ Tags: damien echols , wm3 , west memphis three , jessie misskelley , jason baldwin Read more from WM3 » .
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^ Were trying to take the fear out of it, explains Michael Hudman, who owns the East Memphis restaurant with Andrew Ticer.

^ Memphis to Las Vegas: A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Spy Camming .
  • SarahLacy.com: Memphis 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.sarahlacy.com [Source type: General]

Roads primarily go east/west and north/south. The expressway fortunately cuts directly through the city.
.Downtown is on the west; it sits atop the bluffs, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.^ Comfort Inn Downtown 100 N. Front St. Memphis, TN 38103 Nightly Rates: ($89.99 - $109.99) 3 Star Overlooking Mississippi River.
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^ HADS MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT MEMPHIS SIT TN US .
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^ HADS MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT MEMPHIS SIT TN, Memphis, TN Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System , Set as Default Current Conditions , Historical Data & Charts .
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.(It is referred to as Downtown, not as West Memphis, which is a town just across the river in Arkansas.^ She received an O. Henry Prize for "Merry-Go-Sorry," a story based on a triple murder that took place in West Memphis, Arkansas.
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^ The second-graders' bodies were found bruised and mutilated in a West Memphis, Arkansas, ditch; their arms and legs were bound by shoe laces.
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^ Comfort Inn Downtown 100 N. Front St. Memphis, TN 38103 Nightly Rates: ($89.99 - $109.99) 3 Star Overlooking Mississippi River.
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) .Moving east you'll come to Midtown, a charming part of the city thought by most as the best part of Memphis.^ Bill & Becky Maury Real Estate - residential If you are RELOCATING to Memphis (Downtown, Midtown or East), Germantown, Collierville, Cordova or Bartlett, let Prudential and my relocation staff make your move and home search as easy as possible.
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^ If that’s the way you want to judge, great, but you’ll come to the depressing conclusion that everything sucks.
  • Memphis: A War Zone That Even Iraqi Vets Are Afraid To Come Home To - By Tal Sutsa - The eXiled 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC exiledonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Located just behind world-famous Beale Street, home of the blues, you?ll be minutes away from the excitement of the city ...
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.Beyond that, you will find the suburbs of Germantown, Collierville, Cordova, and Bartlett.^ Bill & Becky Maury Real Estate - residential If you are RELOCATING to Memphis (Downtown, Midtown or East), Germantown, Collierville, Cordova or Bartlett, let Prudential and my relocation staff make your move and home search as easy as possible.
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^ Heth, AR Hotels Marion, AR Hotels West Memphis, AR Hotels Byhalia, MS Hotels Hernando, MS Hotels Horn Lake, MS Hotels Olive Branch, MS Hotels Robinsonville, MS Hotels Southaven, MS Hotels Atoka, TN Hotels Bartlett, TN Hotels Collierville, TN Hotels Cordova, TN Hotels Germantown, TN Hotels Lakeland, TN Hotels Memphis, TN Hotels Millington, TN Hotels Airport - Transportation .
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The area between downtown and Midtown, referred to by locals as "Crosstown," is coming to life slowly but surely. There is a movement to turn it into an artist community. Members of this movement call the area "the Edge". However, most of the "art district" is on South Main.
  • Downtown Memphis. .Buy a ticket and take the trolley to get a good overview of the area.
  • Beale Street, [15].^ This Memphis hotel is convenient to area attractions like Graceland, Libertyland, the Memphis Zoo, Beale Street, Mud Island River Park and t ...
    • Memphis, Tennessee TN - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Elvis Presley's Graceland, Historic Beale Street, FedEx forum, Memphis Zoo and downtown just 15 minutes away.
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    "Home of the Blues". Dozens of bars and clubs, most of them featuring live music. At night the street is closed to vehicles and you can drink on the street, some bars have "drinks to go" windows where you can get a 32oz cup of beer for $5 and go bar-hopping, many bars have no cover charge. Peabody Place is largely a wasteland, as nearly all the stores inside have closed.
  • Mississippi River. River tours available most days through a variety of providers. .Tom Lee Park [16] is a nice place to view the river.
  • National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St, [17].^ NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM AT THE LORRAINE MOTEL: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, Tenn., http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org or 521-9699.
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    ^ Only 10 minute drive to downtown Beale St., FedEx Forum, Auto Zone Park, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Zoo.
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    ^ Walk or take Main St. Trolley to Convention Center, FedEx Forum, Pyramid, Beale St., Mud Island, Civil Rights Museum, riverboat rides, restaurants & Autoz ...
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    .M-Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM (closes an hour later Jun-Aug).^ Front Desk hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM, Sat ...
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    Built out of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot in 1968. Near the Amtrak station. $12 for adults; free for Tennessee residents Mondays after 3PM.
  • Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, 119 South Main St, [18]. .Located downstairs from the Center for Southern Folklore, this wonderful museum holds a collection of over 900 Asian and Judaic artifacts.^ Rock n’ Soul Museum, Center for Southern Folklore, Graceland - Elvis Presley estate, .

    Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students. .Children 12 and under are free.
  • Ornamental Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive, [19].^ All (135) Families with children (23) Families with teenagers (25) Honeymooners (12) Seniors (25) Singles (28) Free Newsletter Interested in Memphis ?
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    ^ National Ornamental Metal Museum New Daisy Theatre Pink Palace Museum Pink Palace Museum-IMAX Theatre Sharpe Planetarium Memphis Zoo Music .
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    .Tues-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 12PM-5PM. Displays art jewelry, architectural pieces and sculpture.^ Regular Orch/Mezz prices $121.50 (Tue - Fri), $126.50 (Sat - Sun).
    • Memphis: A New Musical Tickets - Broadway musical discount 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.broadwaybox.com [Source type: General]

    The grounds are full of permanent installations and the Museum boasts one of the best views overlooking the Mississippi. They also have a working smithy. Adult $5.
  • Fire Museum of Memphis, 118 Adams Ave, [20]. M-Sat 9AM-5PM. An interactive museum designed to teach children and adults about fire safety. Also features a realistic room to show how much damage a dropped lit cigarette can do. .Adult $6.
  • Mud Island River Park, 125 North Front St, [21].^ Jay Etkin Gallery -contemporary art gallery Lichterman Nature Center Malco Cinema's Memphis Motorsports Park Mud Island Memphis Ducks - ride the Ducks of Memphis.
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    ^ This Memphis hotel is convenient to area attractions like Graceland, Libertyland, the Memphis Zoo, Beale Street, Mud Island River Park and t ...
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    ^ Comfort Inn Downtown 100 N. Front St. Memphis, TN 38103 Nightly Rates: ($89.99 - $109.99) 3 Star Overlooking Mississippi River.
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    Apr 14 – May 26 10AM-5PM, May 27 – Sep 4 10AM-6PM, Sept 5 – Oct 31 10AM-5PM. The park is accessible by monorail, made famous by a chase scene in the movie "The Firm". The park contains a museum of the Mississippi River and a scale model of the river. Visitors are welcome to remove their shoes and wade through the replica mighty Mississippi. The "Gulf of Mexico" is a large pool in which visitors may rent paddle boats. At the tip of the park is an excellent vantage point of the city and the river. The northern end of the island is occupied by HarborTown, a model community. Entry to the park is free. .Adult $8 (Mississippi River Museum, Roundtrip Monorail Ride, Guided River Walk Tour).
  • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, 191 Beale St (corner of Third St; on the plaza of FedExForum), [22].^ Memphis Queen Riverboat Lines Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum - Contact and exhibit information; Tours of nearby pop music sites.
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    ^ Comfort Inn Downtown 100 N. Front St. Memphis, TN 38103 Nightly Rates: ($89.99 - $109.99) 3 Star Overlooking Mississippi River.
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    ^ This Memphis hotel is convenient to area attractions like Graceland, Libertyland, the Memphis Zoo, Beale Street, Mud Island River Park and t ...
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    Daily 10AM-7PM (last admission 6:15PM). A short video is shown at frequent intervals and then you are given a headset so that you can listen to commentary and numerous songs as you walk through the exhibits. Sponsored by the Smithsonian. .Adult $10. The museum used to be housed in the Gibson guitar factory across the street, which puts visitors right on the factory floor.^ Only 10 minute drive to downtown Beale St., FedEx Forum, Auto Zone Park, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Zoo.
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    ^ Journey down historical Beale Street for a musical feast, tour the Civil Rights Museum for a look at Memphis??
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    .Famous musicians swing through periodically to pick up custom guitars or to play a set at the Gibson Lounge, in the west end of the building.
  • Sun Studio, [23].^ Occasionally, he reads foreign travel guides and plays pick-up basketball.
    • m.f.a. in memphis 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC mfa.memphis.edu [Source type: General]

    .Numerous blues, rock 'n' roll and rockabilly recordings were made here, including Elvis's and Johnny Cash's first recordings.^ It's the legendary home of the Blues and Rock 'n Roll.
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    Tours are available, usually given by wallet-chained and mutton-chopped local musicians. Tour tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the cafe and gift shop inside the front door of the studio. .Free parking is available in the back of the building.
  • Sleeping Cat Studio, 341 1/2 Monroe.
  • Memphis Zoo, [24].^ Ecko Records - Memphis R&B Recording Studio Flinch - Memphis rock group Jim Spake - Saphonist - check to see if he is available for your gig.
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    ^ This Memphis hotel is convenient to area attractions like Graceland, Libertyland, the Memphis Zoo, Beale Street, Mud Island River Park and t ...
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    ^ Only 10 minute drive to downtown Beale St., FedEx Forum, Auto Zone Park, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Zoo.
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    Pandas and other animals galore.
  • The Pink Palace, [25]. .Built as a private residence by Clarence Saunders, the man who introduced Piggly Wiggly, the world's first self-service grocery store, the Pink Palace Mansion was later taken by the tax man and subsequently turned into a museum.^ First South Credit Union -Online banking here include electronic bill payment, account transfer and First Tennessee Bank - online tax prep and other banking services.
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    ^ Autozone Baseball Park, Memphis Pink Palace Museum & Planetarium, .

    ^ National Ornamental Metal Museum New Daisy Theatre Pink Palace Museum Pink Palace Museum-IMAX Theatre Sharpe Planetarium Memphis Zoo Music .
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    (Saunders never actually lived in the house.) It is a very eclectic place, with everything from shrunken heads to animatronic dinosaurs with a life size copy of the first Piggly Wiggly in between. Also has an IMAX theater and a planetarium. Well worth a visit.
  • Overton Park. .Encompasses the Memphis Zoo, Memphis College of Art (MCA), the Brooks art museum, the Overton Park Golf Course, and largest stand of old growth forest in a US city.
  • Cooper-Young.^ Memphis Museum System - a wide-ranging collection of historic, educational, and technological attractions maintained by the City of Memphis, & Memphis Museums, Inc.
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    ^ Jay Etkin Gallery -contemporary art gallery Lichterman Nature Center Malco Cinema's Memphis Motorsports Park Mud Island Memphis Ducks - ride the Ducks of Memphis.
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    ^ Brooks Museum of Arts Central Gardens - is an historic neighborhood consistently voted Best Neighborhood by Memphians for Memphis magazine's annual poll.
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    .This neighborhood of restored homes is centered around the Cooper-Young intersection, known by some as the intersection of Memphis.^ And raise a roar they did Sunday afternoon at First Congregational Church in the Cooper-Young community in a rally hosted by the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
    • Memphis Hub | Memphis Gay Blog Report | Towleroad, News Daily for Gay Guys. 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

    This intersection has several cool bars and restaurants, as well as shops and the House of Mews cat adoption center. Be sure to come for the annual Cooper-Young festival in September. Also, just north of the Cooper-Young intersection is Black Lodge Video. This rental store, located in a house, has almost every video imaginable. .Be sure to look for the "This is shit-the worst we could find" section.
  • Lichterman Nature Center, [26].^ Jay Etkin Gallery -contemporary art gallery Lichterman Nature Center Malco Cinema's Memphis Motorsports Park Mud Island Memphis Ducks - ride the Ducks of Memphis.
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    .Part of the Pink Palace family of museums, its 65-acres of lakes, meadows, and forests feature lush gardens with native wildflowers and trees and provide a home to a wide variety of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.
  • Memphis Botanic Garden, [27] with over 96 acres of natural woodlands and cultivated gardens, is also home to the seasonal outdoor concert series 'Live at the Garden' and the renowned Japanese Garden of Tranquility.
Elvis' final resting place at Graceland.</span><span class=^ Children's Museum of Memphis Chucalissa Archaelogical Museum - and reconstruction Indian Village Dixon Gallery and Gardens Fire Museum of Memphis Hunt-Phelan Home - historic home Official Graceland Homepage - the officially sanctioned Elvis site!
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^ Brooks Museum of Arts Central Gardens - is an historic neighborhood consistently voted Best Neighborhood by Memphians for Memphis magazine's annual poll.
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^ Nearest cities: Germantown, TN (3.2 miles ), Bartlett, TN (3.2 miles ), Southaven, MS (3.2 miles ), Horn Lake, MS (3.4 miles ), West Memphis, AR (3.5 miles ), Lynchburg, MS (3.6 miles ), Shelby Forest, TN (3.6 miles ), Olive Branch, MS (3.6 miles ).
  • Memphis, Tennessee (TN) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Elvis' final resting place at Graceland. His middle name was usually spelled with just one "A", but legally had two
  • Graceland, [28]. .Home of Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock and Roll". It's no surprise that this is the number one tourist attraction in Memphis.^ It's the legendary home of the Blues and Rock 'n Roll.
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    ^ The reality is that, like in Afghanistan and Iraq, no one has a monopoly on violence in Memphis.
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    ^ Home of Elvis Presley the Knights Inn is located just 1 mile from Elvis's Home - Graceland.
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    .Think "tacky tourist" trap but don't miss it--you might be pleasantly surprised.^ Don’t you think that Russians knew Putin/Medvedev were going to be elected?
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    ^ An eXiled Recap: Recent Drug Trade Coverage You Might Have Missed Team eXiled / Oct 21, 2009 / Comments (4) .
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    .Although it is not advisable to venture in the suburbs surronding the site, there is lots and lots of Elvis stuff to see here - the house itself (note that the upper floor, with Elvis' bedroom and Lisa Marie's nursery, is not open to the public), customized private airplanes, an automobile collection, gold records, costumes, and more.^ Memphis Daily News - Search more than 6 million records in 15 categories of public information.
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    Take note of Elvis Week (Death Week to the locals) in early August, culminating in the candlelight vigil on the anniversary of Elvis' death. It is a big deal, which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your perspective. Check out the bizarre felt-pen scribblings on the fence, some hip-ironic, some of the psycho-lunatic-fan sort. .If you happen to be in Memphis during Birth or Death Week - January and August, respectively - sit downtown for a few hours just to watch the Elvis fans.^ Elvis Presley's Graceland, Historic Beale Street, FedEx forum, Memphis Zoo and downtown just 15 minutes away.
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    ^ Best Western Suites 6045 Macon Cove Memphis, TN 38134 Nightly Rates: ($64.99 - $75.99) 3 Star The Best Western Suites is just what you have been looking for.
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    .Not just on Halloween, but at any time of year, dress up like the King (or like Priscilla if you're a girl) and you'll instantly be a star in your own right!
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave, [29].^ We're ending not just a year, you know, but a decade.
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    ^ Memphis Queen Riverboat Lines Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum - Contact and exhibit information; Tours of nearby pop music sites.
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    ^ We've cooked up some fun dynamic images for you to put on your homepage.
    • Memphis, Tennessee (37501) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC www.wunderground.com [Source type: Academic]

    Mar-Oct M-Sat 9AM-4PM Sun 1PM-4PM, Nov-Feb M-Sat 10AM-4PM. The promotional material says "no backpacks" but this is not so. .In any case, they can keep your backpack at the front desk, as with cameras which are not allowed.^ If you are freelancing, then you are on your own; all I can advise in that case is to save up for social security taxes – they are a bitch.
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    .Adult $10.
  • Walk to the river and touch the Mississippi's water with your fingers.
  • Check out some live music on Beale Street
  • The Memphis Redbirds [30] baseball team plays at AutoZone Park.^ This Memphis team impressed the Countdown with its mettle, as the team dug itself out of holes of 0-3 and 3-5 to return to bowl play for the second consecutive season.
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    ^ Ecko Records - Memphis R&B Recording Studio Flinch - Memphis rock group Jim Spake - Saphonist - check to see if he is available for your gig.
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    ^ Jungle Room - memphis culture page Live From Memphis - Music, Film and the Arts.
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    They are the Triple-A affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • FedExForum, [31]. FedExForum is the largest public building construction project in Memphis history. .Managed and operated by the Memphis Grizzlies, the facility is home to both the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team.^ He is currently director of the MFA program at the University of Memphis, where he teaches both fiction and poetry.
    • m.f.a. in memphis 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC mfa.memphis.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ She serves as Assistant Managing Editor of The Pinch literary journal and teaches fiction at The University of Memphis.
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    ^ The site is dedicatied to covering basketball, but also providing more content and exposure for the Memphis Tiger football program.
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    .FedExForum is located at 191 Beale Street and Third Street which traveling south becomes Highway 61, the historic Blues Highway.^ Located just behind world-famous Beale Street, home of the blues, you?ll be minutes away from the excitement of the city ...
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    ^ Journey down historical Beale Street for a musical feast, tour the Civil Rights Museum for a look at Memphis??
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    ^ Elvis Presley's Graceland, Historic Beale Street, FedEx forum, Memphis Zoo and downtown just 15 minutes away.
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    • Memphis Grizzlies, [32]. Top-level pro basketball.
  • Mississippi Riverkings [33]. .Minor league hockey team near Memphis
  • Memphis in May Festival [34] including the Beale Street Music Festival
  • Take a carriage ride around downtown and see Beale Street, Court Square, Confederate Park, the Mississippi River, Hernando DeSoto bridge, several movie locations on Front Street, the original and the current Peabody Hotel, all while learning about the great city of Memphis!^ The hotel is near the Convention Center and the Beale Street entertainment district.
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    ^ Doubletree Hotel Memphis Downtown 185 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 Nightly Rates: ($159.00 - $159.00) 3 Star The Doubletree Hotel Memphis Downtown in the heart of Downtown Memphis Tennessee enjoys a premier location directly across the street from AutoZone Ball Park and Peabody Place Entertainment - Retail C ...
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    ^ Memphis, TN 38103 Nightly Rates: ($124.00 - $139.00) 3 Star Take a video tour of this hotel!The Holiday Inn Select Hotel-Memphis is newly renovated and conveniently located in the heart of downtown Memphis, directly across the street from the famous Peabody Ho ...
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    .The best company to use is Carriage Tours of Memphis [35] since they actually care for their horses.^ We are a general contractor (new homes and remodeling) servingShelby County Northwest Airlines - uses Memphis as a hub Rea & Associates - Health care consultants.
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    .Reservations are recommended but not required.
  • 4th of July Fireworks, Tom Lee Park, Mississippi River: These fireworks have improved immensely since two fireworks shows merged into one at the river in 2007. There is also food, music, and other entertainment.
  • Peabody Place.^ They require 1 day deposit for ALL rooms immediately to hold these reservations.
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    ^ Danny Thomas-ALSAC Pavilion Statue of Elvis Tom Lee Park Race Tracks .
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    ^ News Politics Opinion We Recommend Music Film Art Theater Food & Drink Books Sports Real Estate Classifieds Shop .

    Shopping Mall adjacent to the Peabody Hotel. Includes indoor psychedelic miniature golf and train themed movie theater.
  • A. Schwab, Beale Street. .Dry goods store whose motto is "If we don't have it, you don't need it."^ But here, when I go into a convenience store, I get what I need and get out real fast because you never know.’” .
    • Memphis: A War Zone That Even Iraqi Vets Are Afraid To Come Home To - By Tal Sutsa - The eXiled 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC exiledonline.com [Source type: Original source]

    It's the place for souvenirs. It's been here forever, and is a breath of fresh air from the bulk of the establishments on Bealse St, with live blues of its own during the day.
  • Midtown Artist Market, [36]. A local artists' cooperative. .Has been named Best of Memphis by readers of the Memphis Flyer at one time or another.^ Memphis Flyer home • about us • advertise with us • the blogs • contact • submit an event • best of memphis Sign up for Flyer e-mail Subscribe to RSS Memphis Flyer .

    -- Retail location is closed but the website and organization is still active.
  • Wizard's A fine gift shop with "smoking supplies" (wink-wink, nudge-nudge).
  • Midtown Books, [37]. An excellent selection of used books. .Has been named Best of Memphis by readers of the Memphis Flyer at one time or another.^ Memphis Flyer home • about us • advertise with us • the blogs • contact • submit an event • best of memphis Sign up for Flyer e-mail Subscribe to RSS Memphis Flyer .

    -- .Has moved downtown in the basement of Memphis Tobacco Bowl near the corner of Madison and Third Street.^ Located East of downtown Memphis at the intersection of I-40 and Sycamore View, we are conveniently located near popular attractions suc ...
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    ^ Elvis Presley's Graceland, Historic Beale Street, FedEx forum, Memphis Zoo and downtown just 15 minutes away.
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    Has an excellent coffee shop as well as the selection at the Tobacco Bowl. Now known as Downtown Books.
  • Overton Square, [38]. .A small shopping/entertainment district on Madison Avenue, near Cooper.
  • Burke's Books Small indie bookshop in Midtown.^ The hotel is near the Convention Center and the Beale Street entertainment district.
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    John Grisham usually does his signings here when he's in town.
  • Collierville Town Center - Catch Poplar Ave. east to the town of Collierville and browse the interesting shops on the square. Very pretty in the holiday season. Small and quaint, this square boasts a setting and some shops that aren't found elsewhere in Memphis. A steam engine and a few private railcars are open to the public.

Graceland

.Of all the places in the world one can buy Elvis souvenirs, none is better than Graceland.^ America in the 1990s was a much better place than Russia or any of the former Soviet countries are today.
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Eat

.Memphis is one of the cheapest places in the USA to live, and that includes going out to eat.^ Always lively Beale Street headlines a list of attractions that include Peabody Place, Orpheum Theatre, The Pyramid, Canon Center for the Performing Arts, .

^ I lived in Russia until almost 30, when I finally got a chance to get the fuck out of that hopeless, human flesh eating shithole, run by British whores.
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Although the city's restaurant menu is quite limited, there ae a couple of inexpensive, yet tasty, food places in Memphis. The local BBQ is well-known.
  • Automatic Slims, Adjacent to the Peabody Hotel on 2nd Street. .Kind of trendy, but nice wait staff and good food.
  • Blues City Cafe, Beale and 2nd Street.^ And a lively city brimming with places like Graceland, Beale Street, world-class museums, dining and ca ...
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    ^ Located just behind world-famous Beale Street, home of the blues, you?ll be minutes away from the excitement of the city ...
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    Good ribs. The garlic pan seared shrimp is tasty, also. .Prices from $6-$18. Jean Pauls Last Call is a small bar attached to Blues City.^ There, officers attend presentations and role-play in a small area of the base called Mount City, which is modeled after the FBI’s Hogan’s Alley.
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    .It attracts server staff crowd after hours.
  • Crepe Makers, 175 Peabody Place (almost on the corner with S Third St and one street from Beale St).^ Hampton Inn Stes MEM at Beale 175 Peabody Place Memphis, TN 38103 Nightly Rates: ($209.00 - $275.00) 2 Star Welcome to the Award Winning Hampton Inn - Suites - Beale Street hotel located in the heart of the Memphis Entertainment District in Memphis Tennessee.
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    ^ And a lively city brimming with places like Graceland, Beale Street, world-class museums, dining and ca ...
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    A range of savory crepes in addition to the dessert crepes one most commonly thinks of when crepes are mentioned. The raspberry chicken crepe is delicious. Average price around $7.
  • Flying Saucer, One 2nd Street. 90 beers on tap and ~120 in the bottle. Good pub grub. Servers wear nice short skirts. Nonetheless, a chain bar. There are better.
  • Texas De Brazil, adjacent to the Peabody Hotel. Everything you expect in a Brazilian steakhouse. Expect $40-50 per person for supper, but it's worth it. Lunch is the most economical time. Formal attire, a dress shirt and slacks at the least, is strongly recommended.
  • The Rendezvous Excels at Memphis-style BBQ in a no-frills environment. Go early--this in-the-basement establishment has quite a following and a long wait is expected nearly every night. Pricey given the decor (and the fact that you're eating BBQ). Expect $15-20 per person.
  • The Arcade Classic old diner. Traditional diner food with the addition of pizza and hummus sandwiches. It's across the street from the train station at 540 South Main Street. Featured in several movies, including "Mystery Train".
  • Bluff City Coffee, In South Main's Art District. Try their signature cup "The Real Cappuccino".
  • Harry's Detour, 106 G.E. Patterson. Lunch Tu-Sa 11:30AM-2PM, Dinner W-Sa 5:30PM-10PM. An eclectic menue of delicious main courses, soups, salads and desserts served in an intimate setting. Private room and patio.
  • Westy's Bar/grill that occupies the sight of the old North End. The North End was destroyed by arson in 1998 and Westy's took its place. Known for fried pickles, tamales, a wide selection of wild rice dishes and a popular fudge pie. Expect $7-$12 pp, open late.
  • Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken. No restaurant guide to downtown would be complete without mentioning Gus', and the food is excellent. 40 oz. beers, Newport Menthols, and fried chicken. Enough said.
  • Encore Restaurant and Bar. .Provencal-style bistro owned/operated by award-winning Master Chef José Gutierrez (former Head Chef at the Peabody Hotel's Chez Phillippe).
  • Dyer's, This retro diner is on Beale Street almost directly North of the FedEx Forum and next to Alfred's.^ Hampton Inn Stes MEM at Beale 175 Peabody Place Memphis, TN 38103 Nightly Rates: ($209.00 - $275.00) 2 Star Welcome to the Award Winning Hampton Inn - Suites - Beale Street hotel located in the heart of the Memphis Entertainment District in Memphis Tennessee.
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    ^ This Memphis hotel is convenient to area attractions like Graceland, Libertyland, the Memphis Zoo, Beale Street, Mud Island River Park and t ...
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    ^ Only 10 minute drive to downtown Beale St., FedEx Forum, Auto Zone Park, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Zoo.
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    It's got great burgers at a reasonable price. Only catch is that they are deep fried. It's definitely worth trying. Another recommendation is their chili cheese fries.
  • Young Ave. Deli Good place for bar food and/or rock shows. Try the fried dill pickles. Located in the Cooper-Young district of Midtown. One of the biggest beer selections in town.
  • Pho Saigon Super yummy Vietnamese soup less than $10 for a bowl as big as your head.
  • Molly's La Casita Very good Mexican food priced around $10 per entree.
  • Pho Hoa Binh, Madison Avenue - Hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese. $5-$10. .Great tofu and wheat gluten dishes, so don't miss it if you're vegetarian.
  • Saigon Le, Cleveland Avenue - Another awesome Vietnamese restaurant.^ Allen denies that he was there : “I don’t know what you’re talking about, I don’t know why people are saying that."
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    $5-$10.
  • Indochina, Cleveland Avenue - Another excellent Vietnamese restaurant. Famous for their homemade egg rolls. $5-$10.
  • Brother Junipers, U of M area - Open for breakfast and lunch. Great omelettes. Free-Trade Coffee. Strange hours. $5-$10. .Associated with the Juniper Bakery, all proceeds going to drug rehab.
  • Bosco's, Overton Square The only locally brewed beer in Memphis (also a national award winner).^ Only 10 minute drive to downtown Beale St., FedEx Forum, Auto Zone Park, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Zoo.
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    ^ I tell all this to paint a picture of just how stupidly brave and pathetic a cop would have to be to go undercover in Memphis.
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    Great pizza, entrees, etc. Excellent jazz brunch on Sundays. $10-$20.
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  • Zinnie's East, On Madison near Belvedere intersection - Excellent and inexpensive food.^ Located East of downtown Memphis at the intersection of I-40 and Sycamore View, we are conveniently located near popular attractions suc ...
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    If you want a local treat try the "Zinnie Loney," a truly large bologna sandwich for cheap. $6-15.
  • Huey's A Memphis landmark, the original Huey's offers one of the best burgers in town. $6-12.
  • Dino's, On Mclean near North Parkway intersection - Serves reliable versions of basic "American-style Italian food", being open for breakfast, lunch (offering sandwiches and plate lunches) and dinner six days a week. $6-20.
  • Corky's famous barbecue - One of the best barbecue places in Memphis. 3 or 4 locations within the city; locals strongly recommend it. Must visit; $6-$20 per person. You can purchase their barbeque sauce too. Excellent ribs!!!!!!
  • The BBQ Shop - Another of the best barbecue places in Memphis. One location on Madison Ave. Excellent barbecue and service; very personable and attentive. A sandwich with two sides will run you about $7.
  • Hi-Tone - Famous Midtown music venue now with full kitchen for dinner. Great selection of "drunk" foods: barbecue chicken pizza, burgers, hot wings. But they also serve pasta, vegetable plates and offer vegetarian options. $5-$20.
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  • Bayou Bar and Grill, Great Cajun food at moderate prices located near Studio on the Square.^ Studio 6s are conveniently located near attractions and businesses and are accessibl ...
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    Tuesday is $3 pint night. The Gumbo and spicy chicken sandwich is great.
  • Central BBQ - 2249 Central Ave. (901)272-9377 or 4375 Summer Ave. (901)767-4672 This is yet another great BBQ place. There are two locations, but the original on Central Ave. is said to be the best by locals. Try the BBQ sandwich with coleslaw or the BBQ nachos.

East Memphis

  • Belmont Grill, at Poplar and Mendenhall - Hole-in-the-wall bar and restaurant that serves great food. Try the shish kebobs. $10-$20.
  • Germantown Commissary, On Germantown Pkwy between Poplar and Poplar Pike (technically in Germantown) - Some of the best ribs Memphis has to offer. $10-$20.
  • The Half Shell, [39] Good seafood is hard to come by in Memphis, but Half Shell scores. Extensive menu, with a cajun tilt to most dishes. Fresh gulf oysters, King Crab, Champagne brunch on the weekends, and menu "front page" items that change frequently. The kitchen is open until 2AM (1AM on Sunday). Locations at Mendenhall/Poplar and Winchester/Centennial (near Southwind). .There is also an abbreviated menu available at the Rhythms Cafe & Bar in Concourse B, near Gate 35 at the Memphis International Airport.^ "Economic Impact of Memphis International Airport on Business in Memphis and the Mid-South."

    Half Shell is also known for its live music on the weekends and its lively late-night bar crowd. .Entrees $9 and up.
  • Buckley's--For the best steak in all of Memphis, you must head to Buckley's on Poplar.^ If you are freelancing, then you are on your own; all I can advise in that case is to save up for social security taxes – they are a bitch.
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    ^ Memphis—or Memfrica, as we call it—is a city where all that is fucked up about America is taken to the extreme.
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    .Wonderful food, exceptionally friendly staff, and affordable prices!
  • Juicy Jim's - 546 S. Highland St Memphis,Tn 38111 901-458-4448 This is a great sandwich place near the University of Memphis on Highland Ave.^ The University of Memphis • Research Support Services • Administration Building 315 • Memphis, TN 38152 • Phone: (901) 678-2533 • Fax: (901) 678-2199 .

    ^ It moved to 255 N. Highland, Memphis, TN 38111 two years ago.
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    ^ Copyright © 2010 University of Memphis :: Important Notice :: Memphis, TN 38152 :: 901/678-2000 .
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    The food is a bit expensive with sandwiches being about $8-$12, but the quality is great and it is well worth it. The best sandwich shop in Memphis. Please note that as of June 2009 he no longer sells pizza.
  • Edo - 4792 Summer Ave. (901)767-7096 Great Japanese home style cooking. .This is about as close to real Japanese food as you can get without being in Japan.^ Talking about locking up the wrong ppl: Did it ever occur to you that the suburbs are a prison without walls?
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    Expect to pay about 9 or 10 dollars for a very tasty meal. They also have reasonably priced Japanese beers.

Elsewhere

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  • Jerry's Sno Cones, at the corner of Wells Station and Reed Ave, Jerry's has some of the best Sno Cones you'll find anywhere, with a huge selection of flavors.^ I’m not saying that you’ll end up as some bullshit Horatio Alger success, but you’ll be better off than you started if you make good choices.
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    ^ Memphis Classified ads Research ratings, reviews, and photos to help you find the best hotel at the lowest price.
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    ^ I find that hard to believe, but since you’ve found paradise in the last dictatorship in Europe, then I’ll take your word for it.
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    They also have a hot food menu featuring Burgers, and fried bologna sandwiches. You can get a full meal sandwich, fries, drink, and dessert all for under $10., [40]
  • Ellen's Soul Food and Bar-B-Q, 601 S. Parkway E. - Expect to hear the menu when you arrive to get down at this old-school soul food dream, though a hand-written paper copy is also available. Fried everything is their specialty, including okra, cornbread, chicken, and catfish that's worth a trip to Memphis by itself. .The service is so good that the management will set you straight if you try to eat neck bones with a knife and fork.^ Work hard and fly straight and you too could be a stressed middle manager type in a soulless suburb with no way out.
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    Entrees $7-9, including two side orders.
  • Coletta's, 1063 S. Parkway E., [41]. One of the oldest restaurants in Memphis, with excellent American-Italian food. Don't miss the barbecue spaghetti or pizza.
  • Jim Neely's Interstate Barbecue [42], 2265 S. Third Street. - No ambiance to speak of, but the barbecue is outstanding even by Memphis's high standards. The Interstate Barbecue in the B terminal of the Memphis airport is just as good. There's always a line, but it's worth it. There will be another plane later.
  • Tycoon 3309 Kirby Parkway. (901)362-8788 This is a great Asian restaurant that specializes in noodles. They offer a variety of Asian cuisine ranging from China to Vietnam to Malaysia. Prices average at about 7-8 dollars.
.Juicy Jim's 546 S. Highland St Memphis,Tn 38111 901-458-4448 Best sandwiches and pizza great service fresh vegetables fresh cuts of meat great cheese great breads and wraps can't say enough about the heavenly food at Juicy Jim's.^ It moved to 255 N. Highland, Memphis, TN 38111 two years ago.
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^ The University of Memphis • Research Support Services • Administration Building 315 • Memphis, TN 38152 • Phone: (901) 678-2533 • Fax: (901) 678-2199 .

Pizza

  • Exline's - A Memphis chain serving up some big ol' round pizzas cut into square pieces. The toppings are huge (as in large bits). The cheese on the cheese fries is nacho and it comes from a can; super fantastic. ~$10.
  • Camy's, [43]. Want to just hang out in your hotel? Call Camy's for the best pizza delivery in town.
  • Pie In The Sky, tasty pizza joint formerly located at Cooper & Young, and now revived at Lou's Pizza Pie, LLC at 2158 Young Avenue. Lou is Back!!
  • Memphis Pizza Cafe, Overton Square, also on Park Av., and a couple in the 'burbs - Tasty Pizza (BBQ chicken is good). Cold beer. .All you really need.^ But here, when I go into a convenience store, I get what I need and get out real fast because you never know.’” .
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    $10-$15.
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  • Garibaldi's, U of M area (back behind the YMCA).^ A while back, there were some B & E’s in the area that the GD’s weren’t behind.
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    Great 70's atmosphere, great 70's style pizza. $5-$10.
  • Fox Ridge Pizza, 2 locations: Fox Meadows & Cordova, round pizza, square cut, unique sauce and cheese. Also excellent hamburgers. $10-$20

Variations of Quick

Memphis has a tradition of hiding its best food at the back of convenience stores. For instance:
  • Kwik Check, Madison Ave. near Overton Square. Best deli sandwiches in Memphis. Try the "Cheesy Muff" (vegetarian muffeletta) or "My Bleeding Heart" (spicy spicy hummus pita). $5-10.
  • Kwik Shop, Central Ave. and East Parkway - Big huge burgers. Super nice steak fries. Gyros are excellent. They have veggie burgers just as big as the meat ones, but they only have one grill. $4-$6.

Listen

Soul, R&B, and rock 'n' roll have deep roots in Memphis, and destinations abound for good music today.
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  • Beale Street in downtown Memphis makes sense as a first destination.^ To be so young and to make the decison to go undercover to help clean up Memphis streets of crime in a more daring-sacraficial-dangerous manner.
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    ^ Graceland Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Beale Street Historic District Nearby Cities .
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    A dozen clubs pipe their music onto the street, and each night a single wristband buys entrance to them all.
  • Hi-Tone Cafe, [44]. Featured musical acts could be anybody, from reggae to country-western acts--all of them party bands, to be sure. .Make sure you show up ready to move a little, drink a little and even eat little.
  • Wild Bill's Lounge, 1580 Vollintine Ave.^ And I’m sure you have pizzas to make.
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    ^ And you make the bold ex-pat statemtent that your country is shit and then move to … Russia?
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    ^ I’m not saying that you’ll end up as some bullshit Horatio Alger success, but you’ll be better off than you started if you make good choices.
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    .It sits unassumingly in a strip mall three miles northeast of Beale Street, where, as if out of an old movie, the boisterous Memphis Soul Survivors, led by the boisterous Miss Nicki, play to a boisterous crowd.^ Graceland Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Beale Street Historic District Nearby Cities .
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    Night hours on F-Su. As they pay the $10 cover, patrons are greeted at the door by Wild Bill himself.
  • Minglewood Hall, [45] 1555 Madison Ave. Memphis' newest music venue, located in Midtown at the former location of Strings n Things.
  • Wine is sold in dedicated, licensed liquor stores in Memphis. Most grocery stores may have an "independent" liquor store conveniently next to the grocery store. Apparently this regulation discourages alcohol use by forcing you to walk a few extra feet to buy your booze. High alcohol content beers are sold in liquor stores. Traditional brands such as Budweiser are sold in grocery and convenient store only. Liquor stores are open from ~8AM usually 10AM-11PM, M-Sa. (Beer can be sold before noon on Su in restaurants.)
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  • Joe's Liquor Speaking of booze, if you need packaged goods and you're in midtown, head to Joe's (Poplar and Belvedere) as much to see Sputnik (the vintage, spinning, twisting and working neon star) as for the beverages.^ This is probably all of The Bachelor you really need to see.
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    Go at dusk for maximum effect.
  • Buster's Wine on Highland at Poplar, near the University of Memphis. This is where most of the locals go for wine. Also has a good selection of harder liquor.
  • Great Wine And Spirits is out east. .Probably has one of more extensive wine stocks in Memphis liquor stores.
  • Bosco's, Overton Square.^ This is a nice one too, notice the billbord, right out in front of one of the many liquor stores… .
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    Brew pub and food. Featured on many "Best Of" lists.
  • Newby's, Highland Street (called the Highland Strip, near The University of Memphis). "Playboy" magazine rated Newby's the "Best place to party like a Rock Star!"
  • "The High Point", Madison Avenue. .Swing dancing, the best live bands and any libation you crave.
  • Bluff City Coffee, 505 S. Main.^ So you live in the ghetto of a city and conclude that city sucks?
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    .The latest addition to the Art District of Downtown Memphis.^ Graceland Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Beale Street Historic District Nearby Cities .
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    Specializing in Italian style espresso based coffee. .The coffee shop features comfort and conference style seating for meetings, free wireless internet, and print/copy/scan/fax capabilities to keep you productive throughout your day.^ True, I don’t have your beautiful mind, but, like you, I can probably construct a theory to explain this and keep my worldview intact.
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    Make sure to bring your laptop and stay a while. This coffee shop also feature a collection of Don Newman's vintage black and white photographs from the 30's, 40's, and 50's.
  • The Buccaneer, Midtown. This bar converted from a house has music of all types every night, with a counter culture twist. A penchant for chaos and tolerance to listen to an hour of feedback while the band fights are a plus. Ramones tshirt optional.
  • Otherlands, Cooper st. at Cowden. A social hub for Memphis' art and music community. Espresso by day and beers at night when the coffee shop hosts intimate folk/rock shows.  edit
  • The Blue Worm, 1405 Airways Blvd (Midtown), +1 901 327-7947, [46]. If Beale Street isn't doing it for you, and you want authentic, look for this middle-of-nowhere neighborhood juke joint. Live blues and plenty of dancing every F-Sa in the evening.  edit
  • Wild Bill's.  edit
  • RP Tracks This is a nice and moderately priced bar/restaurant near the University of Memphis on Walker Ave. It's a good place to start the evening on the Highland strip. They have many types of beer at reasonable prices (about 7 bucks for a pitcher).
  • The Oasis Lounge 663 S. Highland Ave. 901-405-3011 A great place to come relax and have a cup of coffee and enjoy a nice hookah. This is a private club due to the smoking factor so be prepared to pay a $6 membership fee and to be carded (this is an 18 and up establishment). It's got a very nice, laid back atmosphere and also has free Wi-Fi. Located on South Highland next to McDonald's. This is coffee shop and there is no alcohol on premises. A DJ plays there on Saturday nights.

Sleep

.There is limited choice but the city offers some affordable a good lodging.^ I’m not saying that you’ll end up as some bullshit Horatio Alger success, but you’ll be better off than you started if you make good choices.
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  • Pilgrim House Hostel, 1000 South Cooper St, +1 901 273-8341, [47]. Dorm beds at $15 per night. Private rooms at $25 per night for one person or $40 per night for two and $55 for three. Bunk rooms at $10 per person per night (must have a group of 6 or more).
A clean and beautiful place to stay in midtown Memphis!
  • Hampton Inn, Beale Street, 175 Peabody Place, +1 901 260-4000 (fax: +1 901 260-4012), [48]. This is right on Beale Street - as opposed to the Holiday Inn and the Peabody which are a few blocks away. The room prices are average but beware - it is noisy. If you want to party then this is the place but for a quieter get-away, stay a few blocks away.
  • Doubletree Downtown Memphis 185 Union Ave, +1 901 528-1800, [49]. Located only a few minutes from exciting Beale Street; a relaxing accommodation in a convenient location.
  • Red Roof Inn offers good, clean and affordable mid-range lodging,42 S.Camilla St, Memphis, TN 38104, phone 901-526-1050 (the hotel is in Mid-Town close to Interstate 240).
  • Gen X Inn, 1177 Madison Ave., Memphis TN 38104, 1-901-692-9136, [50]. .Downtown near Memphis Medical Center, Union Avenue attractions, and 10 miles from the airport.  edit
  • Wingate Inn Memphis, 2270 N Germantown Parkway, Memphis, TN 38016, 901-386-1110, [51].^ The University of Memphis • Research Support Services • Administration Building 315 • Memphis, TN 38152 • Phone: (901) 678-2533 • Fax: (901) 678-2199 .

    ^ Nearest cities: Germantown, TN (3.2 miles ), Bartlett, TN (3.2 miles ), Southaven, MS (3.2 miles ), Horn Lake, MS (3.4 miles ), West Memphis, AR (3.5 miles ), Lynchburg, MS (3.6 miles ), Shelby Forest, TN (3.6 miles ), Olive Branch, MS (3.6 miles ).
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    ^ "Memphis Center for Urban Partnership Stage V." Franklin, S.B., Biology, Smith, J.W., Civil Engineering, Kupfer, J.A., Geography & Planning, Pezeshki, S.R., Biology - $10,464.

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  • Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue (downtown near Beale Street), [52]. Don't miss the ducks in the lobby fountain, and their daily procession (11am and 5pm), you don't have to stay to see them. Luxury extras, sheets and service in a historically and architecturally significant hotel.  edit
  • River Inn of Harbor Town [53], overlooks the Mississippi River, offering luxury in a delightful boutique hotel atmosphere. .Located at 50 Harbor Town Square, experience the warm hospitality and unmatched service, phone 1-877-222-1531.
  • Holiday Inn, 3700 Central Avenue, +1 901 678-8200, [54].^ The University of Memphis • Research Support Services • Administration Building 315 • Memphis, TN 38152 • Phone: (901) 678-2533 • Fax: (901) 678-2199 .

    .Not very flashy, but Memphis is its home
  • Memphis Marriott Downtown, 250 North Main Street, +1 901 527-7300, Toll-free: +1 888 557-8740, Fax: +1 901 526-1561, [55].
  • Motel 6, 4300 American Way, +1 901 366-9333, Fax: +1 901 366-7835, [56].
  • Ramada Memphis, 1585 Sycamore View Road, +1 901-388-4881, [57].
  • Residence Inn Memphis Downtown, 110 Monroe Avenue, +1 901 578-3700, Fax: +1 901 578-3999, [58].
  • SpringHill Suites Memphis Downtown, 21 North Main Street, +1 901 522-2100, Toll-free: +1 800 593-6415, Fax: +1 901 522-2110, [59].
  • Staybridge Suites, 1070 Ridge Lake Blvd., +1 901 682-1722, [60].
  • Wyndham Garden Hotel, 300 N 2nd St, +1 901 525-1800, fax +1 901 524-1859, [61].^ The University of Memphis • Research Support Services • Administration Building 315 • Memphis, TN 38152 • Phone: (901) 678-2533 • Fax: (901) 678-2199 .

    Just minutes from Cook Convention Center and the Pyramid Arena's sporting events, concerts and shows.
  • The Commercial Appeal, [62]. .A daily newspaper.
  • Memphis Flyer, [63].^ The Daily Buzz The Fly-By Cover Story News Media Environment In The Bluff Blog Health Travel Flyer Flashback Memphis Gaydar .

    .An alternative newspaper.
  • Safety in downtown Memphis has greatly improved in the last few years.^ A few weeks ago, the local Memphis rag produced a blowjob piece about some policewoman who spent a year as an undercover cop .
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    At night, there is usually a large police presence downtown, especially in the area around Beale St. Downtown Memphis is rather safe during the day and has tripled the police force of the other parts of town.
Use common sense when traveling in Memphis. .Don't leave valuables in plain sight in your car and be mindful of where you are, especially if you're walking at night.^ Reading your posts, I realize that you’re not even a vato or a loco.
  • Memphis: A War Zone That Even Iraqi Vets Are Afraid To Come Home To - By Tal Sutsa - The eXiled 3 February 2010 17:22 UTC exiledonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ True, I don’t have your beautiful mind, but, like you, I can probably construct a theory to explain this and keep my worldview intact.
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^ (I say “we” because I assume you’re in the U.S. exercising your freedom of speech by posting on this website.
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Routes through Memphis
Little RockWest Memphis  W noframe E  Jackson, TNNashville
St. LouisWest Memphis  N noframe S  Jackson, MS
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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.MEMPHIS, a port of entry and the largest city of Tennessee, U.S.A., and the county-seat of Shelby county, on the Mississippi river, in the S.W. corner of the state.^ Memphis and Shelby County Planning and Development.

^ "Vulnerability Assessment of Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Shelters."

^ "Surficial Geologic and Liquefaction Susceptibility Mapping in Shelby County, Tennessee: A Pilot Study."

Pop. (r860), 22,623; (1870), 40,226; (1880), 33,592; (1890), 64,495; (1900), 102,320, of whom 5110 were foreign-born and 49,910 were negroes; (1 9 10 census) 131,105. It is served by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the St Louis & San Francisco, the Illinois Central, the Southern, the Louisville & Nashville, the Nashville, Chattanooga & St Louis, the St Louis South-Western, the St Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern and the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley railways, and by steamboats on the Mississippi. The river is spanned here by a cantilever railway bridge 1895 ft. long, completed in 1892. The city is finely situated on the fourth Chickasaw Bluffs, more than 40 ft. above high water; the streets are broad, well paved and pleasantly shaded; and a broad levee overlooks the river. In Court Square, in the heart of the city, are many fine old trees and a bust of President Andrew Jackson. In 1909 the city had about 1000 acres of parks and r r z m. of parkways, besides two race-courses. Overton Park has beautiful playgrounds and a good zoological collection. Five miles from Memphis is a National Cemetery. .Among the prominent buildings are the United States Government building, the county Court house, Cotton Exchange, Business Men's Club, Goodwyn Institute, containing an auditorium and the public library, the Cossett Free Library, Grand Opera House, Lyceum Theatre, Auditorium, Gayoso Hotel, Memphis Evening Scimitar building, the Union and Planters' Bank and Trust Company building, Equitable building, Memphis Trust building, Tennessee Trust building, the Bank of Commerce, Woman's building (containing offices for business women), Masonic Temple, Odd Fellows' building and the Commercial Appeal building.^ Commercial Appeal reports : "In their battle for equality, gays and lesbians in Memphis must find and raise their voices, a former Marine told them.
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Among educational institutions are the College of Christian Brothers (Roman Catholic, opened in 1871), Memphis Hospital Medical College, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Hannibal Medical College for negroes and Le Moyne Normal Institute, also for negroes. Memphis is the see of a Protestant Episcopal bishopric. .The city is supplied with water from more than eighty artesian wells, having an average depth of about 400 ft.^ I tell them about how we have more prisoners than authoritarian China could ever dream off, with about a fifth of the globe”s prison population.
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Owing to its situation at the head of deep water navigation on the Mississippi, Memphis has become a leading commercial city of the southern states; its trade in cotton, lumber, groceries, mules and horses is especially large. The city also manufactures large quantities of cotton-seed oil and cake, lumber, flour and grist-mill products, foundry and machine-shop products, confectionery, carriages and wagons, paints, furniture, bricks, cigars, &c. The Illinois Central and the St Louis & San Francisco railways have workshops here. The total value of the city's manufactures increased from $13,244,538 in 1890 to $17,923,059 ($14,233,483 being factory product) in 1900, and to $21,346,817 (factory product) in 1905, an increase of 50% over the value of the factory product in 1900.
Chickasaw Bluffs were named from the Chickasaw Indians, who were in possession when white men first came to the vicinity. Late in the 17th century the French built a fort on the site of Memphis, and during most of the 18th century this site was held either by the French or the Spanish. In 1797 it passed into the possession of the United States. By a treaty of the 19th of October 1818, negotiated by General Andrew Jackson and General Isaac Shelby, the Chickasaws ceded all their claims east of the Mississippi, and early in 1819 Memphis was laid out in accordance with an agreement entered into by John Overton (1766-1833), Andrew Jackson and James Winchester (1752-1826), the proprietors of the land. Its name was suggested from the similarity of its situation on the Mississippi to that of the Egyptian city on the Nile. Memphis was incorporated as a town in 1827, and in 1849 was chartered as a city. .Near Memphis, on the 6th of June 1862, a Union fleet of 9 vessels and 68 guns, under Commander Charles Henry Davis (1807-77), defeated a Confederate fleet of 8 vessels and 28 guns under Commander J. E. Montgomery after a contest of little more than one hour, three of the Confederate vessels being destroyed and four of them captured, and from this victory until the close of the war the city was in possession of the Union forces.^ Part of the problem is all the so-called “realists” like yourself accepting less than perfect, and voting in those who are more loud than smart, rewarding poor management until there is precious little to manage.
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^ The idea of an American city being comparable in anything to a war torn African shithole makes me want to slam my head in a fucking door.
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In August 1864, however, a Confederate force under General N. B. Forrest raided it and captured several hundred prisoners. The decrease of population between 1870 and 1880 was due to the ravages of yellow fever in 1873, 1878 and 1879. The epidemic of 1873 resulted in over two thousand deaths, and that of 1878 in a total of 5150, of whom 4250 were whites and 900 negroes. At the return of the fever in 1879 better care and strict quarantine arrangements prevailed, but there were 497 deaths. During the epidemics of 1878 and 1879 fully two-thirds of the population fled from the city, many of whom died of the fever at other places, and a still larger number did not return. For three months during each year business was suspended, and all ingress or egress except for the most necessary purposes was forbidden. The city was left almost bankrupt, and as a means of relief the legislature of the state in January 1879 repealed the city's charter, and, assuming exclusive control of its taxation and finances, constituted it simply a "taxing district," placing its government in the hands of a "legislative council." This anomalous proceeding was declared constitutional by the supreme court of Tennessee. Subsequently the streets were cleansed and repaved, an improved sewer system was put in operation, and the water supply was obtained from artesian wells. In 1891 a new city charter was, obtained, and in 1907 the "Houston plan" (see Houston, Texas) was adopted for Memphis by the state legislature. The act, however, was declared unconstitutional by the state supreme court, on the ground that it would force elected officers out of office before the expiration of their constitutional terms; and in 1909 a new charter on the Houston plan was adopted by the legislature, to become effective on the 1st of January 1910, providing for a government by five commissioners, each having charge of a separate department.
.See J. M. Keating, History of the City of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee (Syracuse, 1888); James Phelan, History of Tennessee (Boston, 1889).^ Memphis and Shelby County Planning and Development.

^ "Vulnerability Assessment of Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Shelters."

^ "Surficial Geologic and Liquefaction Susceptibility Mapping in Shelby County, Tennessee: A Pilot Study."



Simple English

Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee. The city has a large port on the Mississippi River. It is also well known for blues music and barbecue. The city is also home to FedEx, a leading company that ships packages around the world. Memphis is also known for being the home of rock and roll ledgend Elvis Presley.

Memphis is named for Memphis, Egypt, an ancient capital city of Egypt.

A C Wharton is the Mayor of Memphis.[1]

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