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About the Historic Memphis website

This website began as part of the Memphis Tech High Alumni website.  Over the course of a few years, the Memphis history section of that website grew very large and in some ways, began to overshadow the Alumni website.  I then created a separate website for the Memphis history sections, and Historic-Memphis.com  originally opened December 9, 2011.   

 


The Historic-Memphis website is an all volunteer, non-commercial, totally non-profit, strictly "labor of  love" website.  Not one cent has ever been solicited nor accepted toward its maintenance or to keep it on the internet.   Nothing is for sale and there will never be any advertising on the website.
  We hope visitors will appreciate discovering the early history of Memphis as much as we have enjoyed discovering it.    
Gene Gill, webmaster

Gene Gill  
Pasadena CA  .  Email   

 



At the beginning, there were three of us.  Due to family commitments and health reasons, Dave and Maureen  moved on.  But the website gratefully acknowledges their contributions and would not have been possible without the two of them.

     
  Dave French Maureen White
  Norcross GA  Columbia TN 


 


Credits

 

The Historic-Memphis website does not intentionally post copyrighted photos and material without permission or credit.  On occasion a "non-credited" photo might possibly be posted because we were unable to find a name to give credit.  Because of the nature of our non-commercial, non-profit, educational website, we strongly believe that these photos would be considered "Fair Use.  We have certainly made no monetary gain, although those using this website for historic or Genealogy research have certainly profited.  If by chance, we have posted your copyrighted photo, please contact us, and we'll remove it immediately, or we'll add your credit if that's your choice.  In the past, we have found that many photographers volunteer to have their works included on these pages and we'll  also do that if you contact us with a photo that fits a particular page. 

 

The "Historic-Memphis" website would like to acknowledge and thank the following for their contributions which helped make this website possible:  Memphis Public Library, Memphis University Library, Memphis Law Library, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Memphis Press Scimitar, Shelby County Register of Deeds, Memphis City Schools, Memphis Business Men's Club, Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Memphis City Park Commission, Memphis Film Commision, Carnival Memphis, Memphis Historical Railroad Page, Memphis Heritage Inc, Beale Street Historic District, Cobblestone Historic District, Memphis Historic Districts, Vance Lauderdale Family Archives, Tennessee State Archives, Library of Congress, Kemmons Wilson Family, Richard S. Brashier, Lee Askew, George Whitworth, Woody Savage and many individuals whose assistance is acknowledged on the pages of their contributions.  Special thanks to Memphis Realtor, Joe Spake, for giving us carte blanche access to his outstanding collection of contemporary Memphis photos.

We do not have high definition  copies of the photos on these pages.  If anyone wishes to secure high definition photos,  you'll have to contact the photographer  or the collector.  (To avoid any possibility of contributing to SPAM, we do not maintain a file of email addresses for anyone who contacts us).


 

 

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