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VOL. 7 | NO. 16 | Saturday, April 12, 2014

This week in Memphis history: April 11-17

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2005: Work was stopped on construction of the DeSoto West Middle School and Desoto Elementary Schools following the discovery of archaeological remains, including human remains that could have been a burial ground. Archaeologists from the University of Memphis dated some of the material to 500 years before Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto came into the area in the 16th century. Construction on the schools resumed later.

1984: A production of the Lerner and Loewe musical “Camelot” at the Orpheum Theatre featuring Richard Harris as King Arthur, the actor who played the same role in film adaptation of the musical in the 1960s.

Meanwhile, a production of “Ain’t Misbehavin,” the Fats Waller musical, was at Playhouse on the Square.

1974: At the Memphis and Shelby County Bar Association’s annual Law Day luncheon, attorney Olen C. Batchelor Jr. received the Sam A. Myer Jr. award given annually to an outstanding young lawyer in the Memphis area. The keynote speaker for the event at the Memphis State University campus was Kit Bond, the governor of Missouri.

Meanwhile, Memphis-based Cook Industries Inc. took an option on 140 acres in Worthington, Minn., to build an inland high-speed fully automated grain terminal that could load a 100-car train in 24 hours or less. Cook executives had just announced plans for other inland terminals at Hartley, Iowa, and Alberta Lea, Minn.

1964: The National League of Postmasters was in town for its annual convention at the Claridge.

– Bill Dries

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 400 5,162
MORTGAGES 129 530 7,170
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 24 117 1,592
BUILDING PERMITS 0 774 12,068
BANKRUPTCIES 65 309 4,834
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 142 2,125
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 65 373 6,624
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 117 1,490

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