Secret Memphis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure



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Title: Secret Memphis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Author: Holly Whitfield
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781681062327
Price: $20.95

What happened in 1954 at the Chisca Hotel in downtown Memphis that sparked a worldwide musical phenomenon? How did an eccentric businessman living in a pink mansion invent the first self-service grocery store, forever changing the way Americans shop? Where did notorious gangster Machine Gun Kelly enjoy his final moments of freedom before spending life in prison? Uncover these stories and more tales from a soulful river city in Secret Memphis, a guide that takes you beyond the basics and into the deep waters of Memphis culture and history. As Memphis author Holly Whitfield leads you through the most surprising, intriguing, and marvelous locations in the city, you’ll discover places you never knew existed and the unexpected stories behind familiar sites. From a glass-and-steel pyramid on the banks of the Mississippi River to a park populated by bison, from mounds built by Native Americans centuries ago to the birthplace of the Queen of Soul, Secret Memphis unearths this authentic, lively city’s mysteries one by one.


Critique: A unique travel guide that is packed from cover to cover with inherently fascinating trivia, "Secret Memphis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure" by Holly R. Whitefield is a 'must read' choice for anyone living in,

“Oh, yes. This is everybody’s favorite question. And also my favorite question to ask people as well. . . Mainly it is because the inspiration that I get from talking to other Memphians propels me every single day. Everybody has

Holly Whitfield joins Geoff to discuss her new book, Secret Memphis. Geoff also discusses whether Colin Kaepernick will return to the NFL and if so, what teams make sense. 

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Holly Whitfield has a new book, Secret Memphis, all about the bluff city's strange, unusual, and obscure history.

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Years ago, I worked on Beale Street, where I often had the chance to talk to tourists. It was a delight to talk to newcomers to the Bluff City, whether they were here to sample the blues and brews, the

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Why on earth does Memphis have a giant pyramid?

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Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in


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