Due to COVID-19 the Memphis Public Library website has extra access to the Commercial Appeal archives all the way back to 1894. Every issue from about July 1 of that year. The search feature of the Newspapers.com site, where the archives are actually held, is very good. I’ve spent some time on the site and I can tell you that it is addictive. Searching for a full name or a street address returns accurate results which can lead you down many digital rabbit trails. Here are just a couple of the items I found, and will be doing more posts on in the near future.
Been thinking about firsts and lasts alot lately. With the move, the back injury and just life in general there…Continue Reading
When you buy a house there are several days that are milestones. One of those is the day you actually…Continue Reading
We’ve all heard the adage attributed to Maya Angelou that paraphrased is “It’s not what people say or do, it’s…Continue Reading