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Remembering "The Original Memphis Five"

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Remembering Bob Berryman's Tourist Court

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The Mystery of Bab Beckwith, John F. Kennedy, and Howard Hughes

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Singing the Blues During the Floods

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The Great Flood of 1912

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The Cannon in Court Square

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Looking Back at the 1927 Flood - TIME Magazine

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Terrible Flooding in East Memphis!

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Lauderdale Mansion Deemed Safe from Flooding

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The Memphis Flood Protection Walls

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Ask Vance is the blog of Vance Lauderdale, the award-winning columnist of Memphis magazine and MBQ: Inside Memphis Business.  Vance is the author of three books: Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History and Trivia Expert (2003), as well as Ask Vance: More Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History Expert (2011) and Vance Lauderdale's Lost Memphis (2013). He is also the recipient of quite a few nice awards, the creator of several eye-catching wall calendars, and the only person we know with a vintage shock-treatment machine in his den. 

You can find him from time to time in the pages of the Memphis Flyer and MBQ, on WKNO television, and on Facebook. When he is not exploring the highways and byways of Memphis, he spends his time sleeping, napping, and dozing.

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