Season 2: Episode Nine: The Sultana Disaster: Part 1

If you were to mention the word “Titanic” to a random stranger today, and asked them to tell you what that word means to them, there’s a very high chance that you would get one of the following responses from them…  That Celine Dion song that was overplayed to death...“I’m the king of the world”“Paint … Continue reading Season 2: Episode Nine: The Sultana Disaster: Part 1

Season 2: Episode Eight and 1/2: Halloween Shorts

Hey everyone and welcome back to Unearthed Memphis! I’m Alan and I’m Tara We hope you enjoyed our last episode about Memphis Hoodoo and the St. Paul Spiritual Holy Temple. I did! I’m still googling things about it. It’s just so fascinating!  We even got a facebook thank you from the Secret History of Memphis … Continue reading Season 2: Episode Eight and 1/2: Halloween Shorts

Season 2: Episode Eight: Memphis Hoodoo & St. Paul’s Spiritual Holy Temple

Since it’s spooky season, I thought we could talk a little about a Memphis urban legend… What do you think is one of the most well known urban legends? I’d probably say, Voodoo Village.  That’s exactly what I was thinking. And I think pretty much everyone who grew up here or has lived here for … Continue reading Season 2: Episode Eight: Memphis Hoodoo & St. Paul’s Spiritual Holy Temple

Season 2: Episode Seven: Lorenzo Pacini & Pee Wee’s Saloon

This episode came from an idea in a book I saw at Novel, our wonderful locally owned and operated bookstore. While browsing in the Local Memphis section, I saw this book, “Memphis Castles - Former Homes and Stories of Prominent Memphians.” And as I was flipping through the pages, I saw my sister’s house. I immediately … Continue reading Season 2: Episode Seven: Lorenzo Pacini & Pee Wee’s Saloon

Season 2: Episode Four: History of Memphis Breweries

Most Memphians will agree on one fact about their home city. Memphis has great tasting water. The water supply in Memphis comes from natural reservoirs hundreds of feet below the ground, and most of that water lies in sand aquifers that sit between layers of clay. The sand acts as a natural filter, slowly removing … Continue reading Season 2: Episode Four: History of Memphis Breweries

Season Two: Episode Three: Memphis’s Oldest Eateries

Opening in the 1890s, the Bon Ton Cafe has been operating in some form or fashion in downtown Memphis. Apparently the cafe was originally a saloon in the late 1800s, but was then turned into a restaurant in 1904. Tony Angleos and Charlie Skinner, two cousins who immigrated from Greece, opened the first manifestation of … Continue reading Season Two: Episode Three: Memphis’s Oldest Eateries