History In Memphis City Planning

Mud Island: A History Part I

June 19, 2018 Josh Whitehead 2

Editor’s Note:  Mud Island has seen its fair share of news lately, as Tennessee’s State Building Commission’s executive subcommittee approved the addition of Mud Island and the riverfront to the city’s Downtown Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) […]

Witnesses To History

“Garbage Truck Kills 2 Crewmen”

February 1, 2018 Mark Fleischer 3

February 2, 1968 “Packing Unit Is Apparently Activated By Accident, Crushes Employees” The Commercial Appeal reporter Joseph Thompson’s stark headline made the front page that Friday morning, detailing the tragic deaths of two sanitation workers […]