Light displays, the Downtown Holiday Parade, and the “Jolly” Trolley on South Main are good reasons to go downtown the day after Thanksgiving.
And the 2009 Memphis Heritage calendar is a great stocking stuffer for Memphis lovers.
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The Commercial Appeal on November 9th reported front-page news that impacts our riverfront and our city in general. While the Mayor and City Council are deliberating budgetary constraints, the Corps of Engineers and the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee are moving forward to restore river flow behind the dikes on Loosahatchie Bar and Redmond Chute.:
FfOR salutes our many U.S. Military Veterans in Memphis and Shelby County. We are deeply grateful for your dedicated service in the defense of our nation.
Cotton was once king in the Mid-South, and the Cotton Exchange at Front & Union was the center of activity. Today cotton trading has moved away from Cotton Row, and the Exchange's trading floor has become the Cotton Museum, a fantastic source of information about the cultural, economic, and historical role cotton played in Memphis and throughout the region.
There's an amazing/horrifying/almost unbelieveable place -- California's Salton Sea and a film by Chris Metzler -- Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, that tells its story.