West Memphis

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Once described as the "wonder city" due to its rapid growth in the early 20th century, West Memphis reached a pinnacle of economic progress during the period from the Great Depression until the postwar era. Providing a gateway to the west of the Mississippi River, the city has evolved from uncultivated hardwood forests into one of the most traveled intersections in the United States. West Memphis has also been instrumental in launching the careers of famous young musicians, including B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf, and Elvis Presley. Images of America: West Memphis features over 190 unique images covering the lifespan of the city from the years prior to its inception through the mid-1970s.
ISBN: 9781467111164
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arkansas
Series: Images of America
Images: 193
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Michael A. Beauregard has served as a parochial school teacher and administrator and contributes articles supporting the classical curriculum model. His postdoctoral research has been in the field of Roman and Medieval history, particularly the transition from the late Roman period to the High Middle Ages and into the early Renaissance. As a native son of West Memphis, he remembers fondly the recounting of a bygone era from earlier generations of West Memphians.
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