Walk the River with Jimmy Ogle

Jimmy Ogle knows more about the historic eccentricities of downtown than most of us could learn in a long lifetime. Right now he is delighting those who turn up for his lunchtime walking tours.

The first tour focused on sewer drain covers, the second on the Mississippi River. His third,"The Mississippi River - The Land" will be Monday, May 19 and will focus on land along the riverfront.

The 45-minute free tour will start in Confederate Park at 11:45 a.m., proceed south down Riverside Drive to the foot of Monroe, and conclude at the foot of Beale Street, right under the train trestle.

The tours, sponsored by the Center City Commission, are a great way to walk off calories and learn about downtown at the same time.

For more information from the Center City Commission about what's going on downtown, click here.