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Three Perfect Days: Memphis

Author Justin Goldman Photography Dave Anderson

Three Perfect Days: Memphis

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Memphis is, in some ways, a city of ghosts. Its most famous attraction, Graceland, was the home of Elvis Presley, and the place where he died. The city is scarred by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the subsequent white flight that left downtown deserted for years. Yet, for a place that could be haunted by its past, this city is full of life. It’s the cradle of America’s musical civilization, the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll and soul, and revitalized Beale Street is once again bursting with the blues. The rich culinary scene proves that Memphians’ tastes extend beyond barbecue. And the people here live up to their reputation for Southern hospitality. Memphis is America’s most underrated city, and it’s on the come up.

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2 Responses to “Three Perfect Days: Memphis”

  1. Jackie Ainslie Says:
    June 5th, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Been to  Memphis three times( from Halifax,N.S. Canada and It's just the greatest musical atmosphere there. Love Graceland and Beale Street and all the museums of interest! Hope to visit again in 2017!

     

  2. Laura Foster Says:
    June 6th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Good start to "Three Perfect Days: Memphis," but where is mention of the Stax Museum? Sun Records? The Memphis Zoo? the world famous month long music, barbecue, and good time festival that is Memphis in May? Reverend Al Green? And that's just scratching the surface.  Mr. Goldman, you need to come back to Memphis! 

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