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VOL. 6 | NO. 49 | Saturday, November 30, 2013

This week in Memphis history: November 29-December 5

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The 257-foot Yorktown stayed in Memphis for two weeks. 

(Memphis News File/Lance Murphey)

2012: The Yorktown, a 257-foot cruise boat, left Memphis after a two-week stay on the Memphis riverfront because of Hurricane Sandy on the Atlantic Coast. Sandy caused the cruise ship to arrive in Memphis a week early. Meanwhile the Grand Caribe cruise ship was due the second week in December. The Queen of the Mississippi was in Memphis that Nov. 24 in advance of 24 scheduled stops in Memphis in 2013. The American Queen, the world’s largest steamboat, was due in its homeport of Memphis that Dec. 2.

1983: Four contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination were in Memphis for a forum at the annual meeting of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators – California Sen. Alan Cranston, Ohio Sen. John Glenn, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and former Vice President Walter Mondale.

1923: On the front page of The Daily News, the opening for development of the Bethel Grove subdivision in the larger area known as La Belle Heights along Lamar Avenue. The development was described as “the largest single subdivision of restricted residential property ever put on the market in this section of the country.” Its opening for development followed Interstate Realty Co. selling every lot in La Belle Heights within 13 days after it was opened. An ad in The Daily News a day later for Bethel Grove offered a full size lot for $35 with $10 cash down and $5 a month in payments.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 35 250 5,016
MORTGAGES 60 382 6,608
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 38 1,517
BUILDING PERMITS 179 720 11,979
BANKRUPTCIES 54 257 5,216
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 89 2,025
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 92 443 6,907
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 1,422

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