The river defines who we were and who we will become

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 06, 2019 2:37 PM CT
<strong>Cedric Leflore and Shadonna Stapleton of Clarksdale, Mississippi, cuddle on the deck during a dinner cruise aboard the Memphis Queen III on Friday, March 29. The two-decked sternwheeler is part of the Memphis Riverboats Inc. fleet that has been conducting tours on the Mississippi since the 1960s. Steamboats were a large part of the history of Memphis, making the Bluff City a transportation hub well before FedEx and Interstate 40.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Cedric Leflore and Shadonna Stapleton of Clarksdale, Mississippi, cuddle on the deck during a dinner cruise aboard the Memphis Queen III on Friday, March 29. The two-decked sternwheeler is part of the Memphis Riverboats Inc. fleet that has been conducting tours on the Mississippi since the 1960s. Steamboats were a large part of the history of Memphis, making the Bluff City a transportation hub well before FedEx and Interstate 40. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Memphis and the Mississippi River are joined eternally. Our relationship with the river, and the stories buried deep in its muddy waters, define who we have been even as we wrestle with questions that will define who we become.

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Joe Royer Memphis River Parks Partnership Mississippi River Sultana Tom Lee Tom Lee Park

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