Just ran across this article. I loved this show, having grown up across the river in Arkansas. I named my first dog Ponce. Mr. Be pronounced it Pon'-cee.
- Dixon Chandler II (now in Florida) email@example.com
Interesting that you have these pics. Unfortunately, I have very few pics from 20+ years ago, except family pics (I didn't really have the foresight to take pics of landmarks, etc. as I didn't understand their importance then). This looks like a fairly typical 1950s-style motor lodge, which likely turned rancid at some point in the 70s or 80s (ie became a "notel" with drug and/or prostitution issues). We certainly know the Admiral Benbow on Summer became one. Looking at it again, the Silver Horseshoe kind of reminds me of Leahy's Trailer Park, another place that should have seen the wrecking ball years ago.
I believe it was one brother and three sisters.
I think the jewelery store was named Broadnax. Not 100% sure, but, I think that was it.
What was the name of the Jewelry store located on the ground floor of the Sterick building in 1979? Thank you in advance for your help.
@Vance Lauderdale...Pancho's was there in the mid-70's...Not late 70's! I had a friend, who worked there, as a Manager, who would give my other friend and me Free Food, whenever we came to eat there! I've been gone, from Memphis, since October 1977, and Pancho's was there way before I left Memphis...I believe it was around 1971 or 1972 that it was built!
Also, I believe that either Danvers or Roy Rodgers was on Estate and the other one had been on White Station.
I'm really happy to see this picture and to read all the comments. My father, Seale Price, owned that small narrow piece of property and had the vision to build that building on it and rented it to Snow Cream Castle. I don't remember Edith Humber but I remember enjoying the fruits of her labor for many years.
I grew up a block and 1/2 on New Willow. We walked down there a many of times.
Back in the early and mid 50s my friends and I used to ride bicycles to the TF. At that time Walnut Grove was 2 lanes (and gravel beyond White Station), as was Poplar. We rode all the way from the High Point Terrace area. There was NOTHING like the TF!
The first listing for it in the City Directory is 1927, and it was owned by John W. Eaton, whose residence was on Peabody Ave. In 1944, Eaton was convicted of manslaughter for the death of maintenance man Elroy Curry, who died in the Aug. 17, 1943 fire at the theater.
If you haven't tried DeJavu you haven't tried true Cajun food in Memphis.
Lauren: If there are any left, they'll be here:
Hi Boy was my brother and my favorite place to go after church!!! We went to the one on Jackson. It was the BEST EVER hamburger!!! Many years later my husband would drive to the one on Third St. (I think) and treat me to my favorite. I sure wish there was one still around. Also Tony's Pizza on Central and Mando's on Mendenhall. I loved their warm sub sandwiches!!! Ahhhh the good ole days!
Does anyone know if/where one could buy a ticket??
Well, I'm bummed that no one has thought to mention the hour-long documentary I did on early Memphis television for WKNO-TV. It is called "Memphis Memoirs: When TV Came to Town" and can be obtained from the station for making a financial pledge. The show contains ALL remaining clips and images from channels 3, 5 and 13, including several of the shows mentioned here, and contemporary interviews with Wink Martindale and Trent Wood. Get it here: http://www.wkno.org/memoirs.html
Okay! I believe I have the answer to this trivia question. It was Captain Bil's. It was hosted by Bill Killebrew and was on every Saturday morning. My father, Russell Copeland, as well as my mother, Mildred, worked at Hart's Bakery from around 1956 to 1976. Mom only worked there for 3 years. I remember being on the show for a taping when I was in 3rd grade. I remember Mr. Killebrew sticking that microphone in my face and asking me, "How much would you charge to cut my yard, young man?" I looked up and quickly retorted, "A loaf of Hart's Bread!". The Hartzogs started Hart's Bread. Mrs. Hartzog passed away just a couple of years ago; I believe she was pushing 100 years old. Hart's Bread is still an icon in many folks memories in Memphis as well as Cape Girardeau. I collect Hart's Bread memorabilia. I have a half dozen old signs, a mirror, etc. I will always be a willing buyer for Hart's Bread items, but not pencils, matchbooks, or clothes. Jerry Copeland, Copeland Estate Sales, Memphis
Here is another newspaper item about him that I recently located - http://tngenweb.org/shelby/decker-chas-smallest-living-man-1866/
Here's another Crescent Lake post card from a later era. http://www.cardcow.com/297783/crescent-lake-motel-courts-memphis-tennessee/
I am a Jeweler in Lewisburg, TN-Tillis Jewelry. I just purchased an Antique Ring that was purchased at Mulford's around 1910 according to the owner. It is still in the original box! Glad I found this article. If you would like a picture of the ring and box let me know.
I have the original neon sign that hung out front of the dealership, was installed when the dealership went to selling only Cadillac and Oldsmobile, it is a beautiful 16 x 8 neon sign thats says Cadillac/ Oldsmobile, 100% restored works perfectly and looks awesome. will post pics soon... Lonny D...
By Joe Boone
download this issue
click here to see more »