Unearthed: Memphis

Unearthed: Memphis


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Season 2: Episode Eight and 1/2: Halloween Shorts
October 29, 2021

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 googl

Season 2: Episode Eight: Memphis Hoodoo & St. Paul’s Spiritual Holy Temple
October 16, 2021

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

Season 2: Episode Seven: Lorenzo Pacini & Pee Wee’s Saloon
August 15, 2021

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 Hom

Season 2: Episode Six: 1969 Miss Memphis Review
June 28, 2021

We have to thank a supporter/friend that we’ve yet to meet, Jerry, who sent us kind of a suggestion for this topic. On one of his daily walks, he took a picture of a plaque on the side of the Evergree

Season 2: Episode Five: Amro Music turns 100 years old!
May 23, 2021

So today we’re going to cover a topic that hits really close to home for us…  and by that, we mean that it helps to literally pay for us to live in our home. We are, of course, talking about a place of employment.

Season 2: Episode Four: History of Memphis Breweries
April 25, 2021

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 lay...

Season Two: Episode Three: Memphis’s Oldest Eateries
March 22, 2021

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,

Season 2: Episode Two: Earnestine & Hazel’s
March 01, 2021

The spot that is now occupied by Earnestine and Hazel’s at 531 South Main St was once the exact opposite of what it was to become in the future. In the late 1800s, it was built as a church, complete with fancy doors and a steeple.

Season 2: Episode One: Alice and Freda
February 13, 2021

“The day of our wedding was set, and then not all the powers in the world could have separated us. It was our intention to leave here and go to St. Louis, and I would have been Freda’s slave. I would have devoted my whole life to making her happy---But...

Episode Ten: The Orpheum Theater
December 23, 2020

The Orpheum we see today is not actually the original building. The original theater was not even called “The Orpheum” - that name wouldn’t appear on the front of the building until 1907. The original theater,