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In the South, perhaps more than any other region, we go back to our home in dreams and memories, hoping it remains what it was on a lazy, still summer's day twenty years ago.

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    125 years ago: August 14, 1889
“The West Tennessee Insane Asylum, near Bolivar, which has been under construction for three years, is nearing completion. The great structure has 500 rooms, 1,000 windows, is more than a mile in circumference if all the angles are followed and has 25 miles of pipe running through it. There is a gas plant on the grounds and every room will be lighted with gas. Each room will also be supplied with water from a nearby spring.” ‪
Source: commercialappeal.com

    125 years ago: August 14, 1889
    “The West Tennessee Insane Asylum, near Bolivar, which has been under construction for three years, is nearing completion. The great structure has 500 rooms, 1,000 windows, is more than a mile in circumference if all the angles are followed and has 25 miles of pipe running through it. There is a gas plant on the grounds and every room will be lighted with gas. Each room will also be supplied with water from a nearby spring.” ‪
    Source: commercialappeal.com

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    "Memphis "has" one of the oldest, rarest, and most famous hand-carved original Dentzel Carousels in the United States. It was originally purchased by the city’s private East End Amusement Park in 1909.  Estimates are that its monetary value was around 1.5 million dollars when the carousel was last seen in 2009. It supposedly is now "in storage", but no one seems to know where. It is waiting for a decision on whether it will be re-located to Mud Island or to the Zoo.  But we feel that something "out of sight" in Memphis is a dangerous signal, and we know from experience that the city tends to "lose" out of sight items." historic-memphis.com

    "Memphis "has" one of the oldest, rarest, and most famous hand-carved original Dentzel Carousels in the United States. It was originally purchased by the city’s private East End Amusement Park in 1909. Estimates are that its monetary value was around 1.5 million dollars when the carousel was last seen in 2009. It supposedly is now "in storage", but no one seems to know where. It is waiting for a decision on whether it will be re-located to Mud Island or to the Zoo. But we feel that something "out of sight" in Memphis is a dangerous signal, and we know from experience that the city tends to "lose" out of sight items." historic-memphis.com

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    The scoreboard sign with wrought iron lettering at Crump Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee. Crump Stadium was demolished in 2006.

    The scoreboard sign with wrought iron lettering at Crump Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee. Crump Stadium was demolished in 2006.

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    Tennessee Vols vs Ole Miss at Crump Stadium 1954. Memphis, Tennessee

    Tennessee Vols vs Ole Miss at Crump Stadium 1954. Memphis, Tennessee

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    Cotton Carnival, Memphis: “The King, Queen, and Royal Court, along with the royal pages, guards and other participants, would all glide in on a beautifully decorated and lighted barge on the Mississippi River, docking at the foot of Union and the historic cobblestones, as an elaborate display of fireworks filled the night sky.” ca 1940
historic-memphis.com

    Cotton Carnival, Memphis: “The King, Queen, and Royal Court, along with the royal pages, guards and other participants, would all glide in on a beautifully decorated and lighted barge on the Mississippi River, docking at the foot of Union and the historic cobblestones, as an elaborate display of fireworks filled the night sky.” ca 1940
    historic-memphis.com

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    The first Cotton Carnival Queen. Memphis, Tennessee 1931
historic-memphis.com

    The first Cotton Carnival Queen. Memphis, Tennessee 1931
    historic-memphis.com

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    The first Cotton Carnival Royal Barge. 1931 Memphis, Tennessee
historic-memphis.com

    The first Cotton Carnival Royal Barge. 1931 Memphis, Tennessee
    historic-memphis.com

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    Johnny Cash, aged 17, photographed at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis. 1949
    Johnny Cash, aged 17, photographed at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis. 1949

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    Princess Theatre, Paris, Tennessee

    Princess Theatre, Paris, Tennessee

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