Memphis (Tn) (Images Of America)

Memphis (Tn) (Images Of America)

  • Publish Date: 2003-09-29
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: John Dougan
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Memphis has been described as both the Metropolis of the
American Nile and a small town with a whole lot of people
in it. This volume of vintage photographs captures the unique mix of
urban culture and rural roots in a community where great bridges and
modern buildings tower within sight of cotton plantations.
In some 200 historic photographs accompanied by insightful
captions, Memphis traces the development of this truly American city.
From the age of steamboats that carried cotton, lumber, and industrial
products throughout the Mississippi River Valley to modern networks
of railroads and highways, Memphis location on the Fourth Chickasaw
Bluff has made the city a natural transportation and distribution center.
In spite of the devastating yellow fever epidemics of the 1870s and
the disastrous floods of the twentieth century, the commercial and
cultural life of Memphis has flourished. Action scenes of urban life
depict the busy streets, fine buildings, beautiful parks, and thriving
commerce of pre-World War II Memphis. Within these pages, the citys
heritage and diversity are reflected in a variety of photographic essays,
including the annual Mid-South Fair and Historic Beale Street.

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