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Got a Little Time?

By August 2, 2012

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Okay, maybe it would be more accurate to ask if you have a lot of time. I was recently introduced to a website that has sucked away more of my time than I care to admit. Unlike the time I spend on some websites, though, I felt like this was time well spent--or at the very least, time not gratuitously wasted.

The website is www.historic-memphis.com and it is chock full of historic photos, memories, and more--all about Memphis. As a native Memphian, I find it fascinating to see photos of the city from days gone by. I mean, just check out the one photo I'm including here--a view of Memphis nearly a century ago, complete with period clothing. I love it. What I found even more amazing, though, was learning about local things I never knew.

For example, did you know that a World War II B-25 bomber crashed in Memphis in 1944?

And did you know that Jacob Goldsmith, co-founder of Goldsmith's department stores, organized the Goldsmith's Christmas Parade--a decade before Macy's had their first parade?

Or how about this? In 1942, you could get a plate lunch at the Peabody Hotel for as little as $0.65. If you really wanted to splurge, you could order a porterhouse steak for a whopping $2.00.

Anyway, I could go on and on but I won't. Go check out the Historic-Memphis website for yourself. Just don't forget to come up for air every now and then.

Public domain photo, courtesy of Historic-Memphis, originally published in 1921 by E. H. Clarke & Bro.

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