Rodeway Inn - Memphis / American Way
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Today was the longest day of driving in our trip. We stopped at a few places and watched some movies relevant to where we had been and were we were going. It was not as bad a day as we all expected but we were very happy to get off the bus in Memphis. On the way we stopped in at little rock which in the 50's was under a lot of duress to integrate …
... cotton is grown, harvested and sold. And the Exchange is where the cotton was sold on the cotton market. Fascinating stuff. National Civil Rights Museum - The Lorraine motel, where Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated on 4 April 1968, has been transformed into a museum that documents the struggle of African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement. King's room has been recreated as it was at the time of this death and cars typical of that period have ...
... for "back stage" tours which was only a few dollars more...and it was certainly worth the money! Mike, Kevin and I had an opportunity to stand on the main stage, a stage that has had a number of famous entertainers standing there over time, including Elvis. What we learned during the tour was that Elvis had auditioned at the Ryman Auditorium, and was told at the time that he should keep his day job as his talent was somewhat unremarkable. Who knew! And, history ...
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Would have liked some milk.
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