December 14, 2016

Legacies

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In the southern most park on the Memphis Riverfront, Chickasaw Heritage Park, stands a sculpture named “Legacies” by Vinnie Bagwell.  The black sculpture of a woman serves as recognition of the multicultural community that created and currently represents Memphis. The piece’s details depict this interwoven story of our region.   “The sculpture bequeaths future generations […]

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December 06, 2016

Fourth Bluff Ice Rink

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As a part of the Reimaging the Civic Commons National Initiative, the Fourth Bluff Ice Rink is meant bring Memphis together through a shared experience in a family-fun setting! The Fourth Bluff Ice Rink is in Mississippi River Park at 51 North Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN 38103. The installation will last from December 10 thru January 29, […]

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December 14, 2016

Dredging Recap

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Dredging is an important part of river maintenance. This cleaning of the riverbed helps the waterway remain deep enough to be navigable. Below are some sights from the Wolf River Harbor’s dredging in October 2016 .                    

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September 26, 2016

6 Riverfront Photo Opps

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There are many places to take a great picture along the 5 miles of the Memphis Riverfront, but these six stand out in particular. Check out these places for a selfie, still life shot or maybe even inspiration for a painting. Just be sure to include #MemphisRiverfront if you decide to share your photos via social media […]

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September 26, 2016

What is that? It’s a barge!

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Standing on the banks of the Mississippi River you can see the convergence of 41% of continental North America’s waterways and its associated traffic.  Barges carrying commercial freight constitute a large portion of this traffic. Their flat bottoms help to maximize carrying their capability and ensure that they can navigate the varying depth of inland waters. The […]

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September 26, 2016

Levees: An Introduction

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Here in Memphis our great bluff offers protection from high water of the Mississippi River, but many people along lower Mississippi River rely heavily on the network of thousands of miles of levees to protect land along the river and some of its tributaries. The levee system is considered a nationally treasured engineering project. This March, the […]

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July 20, 2016

RiverFolk: Captain Zach Bell

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Captains Zach and Shelley Bell Photograph is courtesy of The Salvation Army Memphis Area Command. The Salvation Army is gearing up for The Most Amazing Race on August 20th! The race will start at 8:30 am at the Halloran Centre in downtown Memphis and end at Beale Street Landing where an after party awaiting teams, coordinators and volunteers. Teams of three […]

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July 13, 2016

The Mississippi River is Married?!

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Memphis, TN and Charleston, NC are the ends of the first railroad to connect the Mississippi River and the Atlantic Ocean. This railroad is known as the Transatlantic Railroad or the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. In March 1857, it was completed and in May of that same year was commemorated by a festive affair in Memphis called “Wedding […]

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June 09, 2016

Twilight Tuesday: Star Wars Costume Night

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Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) and Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) encourage movie night attendees to dress in Star Wars regalia for Twilight Tuesday’s 2016 series finale on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The newest installment of the saga, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (PG-13, 135 min.), will be shown for free on a 24 […]

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May 05, 2016

Reimagining the Civic Commons

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In April of this year, the City of Memphis launched its participation in the “Reimagining the Civic Commons” initiative with the activation of the spaces shared by Cossitt Library, Memphis Park, Mississippi River Park, Court Square Park, Riverside Drive and Main Street. Memphis is one of seven cities around the nation chosen for this civic engagement project […]

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