Southern Fiction

Mud Island Monorail

May 16, 2018 Niles Reddick 0

Editor’s Note: StoryBoard Memphis is proud to introduce to our readers the Southern writer Niles Reddick. Niles, while not new to Southern readers, may be new to many Memphis readers. We are honored to have […]

Neighborhood Corner

East Memphis Subdivisions – The Village

May 6, 2018 Josh Whitehead 0

Like most other cities around the country, the 1920s were boom years for Memphis. Not only were major structures being erected vertically downtown, such as the new Peabody Hotel, Sterick Building and Columbia Mutual Building (later known as the […]

Featured Story

Murder and May-hem in Memphis

May 3, 2018 Devin Greaney 1

Across the nation, Memphis is getting a reputation as a dangerous place. Take it from Frank Gurnsey. Gurnsey came from the small town of Weyauwega, Wisconsin for a temporary assignment when he was sent to […]

Wayne Dowdy's This Month In Memphis History

Memphis, April 1968

April 1, 2018 Wayne Dowdy 0

April 1968 was the most important month of the 20th Century for the city of Memphis. The Sanitation Strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the direction of Memphis history just […]

Witnesses To History

“CITY’S GARBAGE COLLECTORS STRIKE”

March 16, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

March to Mace: The Sanitation Strike before Martin Luther King Jr.’s invitation to Memphis, and a look at Memphis newspaper coverage of the first few weeks of the historic 1968 sanitation workers strike. “CITY’S GARBAGE COLLECTORS […]

Neighborhood Corner

A Decades-Long Gift From Central Gardens

December 15, 2017 Mark Fleischer 0

Last December the Central Gardens communications committee sat down to discuss how they might honor the upcoming 2017 year, which would mark the 50th anniversary of Central Gardens as a neighborhood association. And, full disclosure, […]

News, Views and Obits

He Lived A Great Story

October 25, 2017 Mark Fleischer 0

Eric Paul Janssen. Nov 6, 1972 – Oct 16, 2017 Time-wise I didn’t know Eric Janssen very long. But how long you knew Eric didn’t matter, because for a guy like him, time was all relative. […]