April 27, 2015

SS Sultana: Maritime Disaster of Epic Proportions

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Today marks a historical tragedy of epic proportions, the sinking of the SS Sultana. The largest maritime disaster in our nation’s history occurred 150 years ago April 27, 1865, right outside of Memphis on the Mississippi River. Nearly 1,800 passengers lost their lives, a total greater than the better-known Titanic tragedy. In order to commemorate this grave […]

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April 22, 2015

Beale Street Landing’s Green!

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Riverfront Development Corporation manages the 11 parks and green spaces that lie along the Mississippi River.  The newest destination among them is the state-of-the-art Beale Street Landing.  The construction of the 21,887 square foot complex, which opened in June 2014, was the result of an international design competition that generated 171 entries from 20 countries […]

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