Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Mystery at the Memphis Flyer: Who left the Memphis Press-Scimitar box at our office?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Someone left a gift for the Memphis Flyer: A perfectly preserved Memphis Press-Scimitar distribution box.

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On one hand, the box, which still displays a copy of the Scimitar's final issue dated Oct. 31, 1983, is an extremely nifty artifact. Then again, a time-traveling newspaper death announcement from a Halloween 30 years passed is also somewhat ominous.

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It wasn't rigged with a bomb and no tiny Commercial Appeal employees were hidden inside so we brought it in. It's a fun mystery, and it looks good in the Flyer's sales department. It would sure be nice to know where it came from though.

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If you'd like a better look at the MP-S's last hurrah have a peek below the fold.

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