Memphis that almost wasn’t

By Published: November 10, 2019 4:05 AM CT

"Memphis Reborn," a new book about Memphis in the 1880s, begins with the city "at its absolute low point."

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Jill Johnson Piper

Jill Johnson Piper is a second generation newspaper writer with roots in Memphis and Arkansas. She earned a B.A. in English from Rhodes College. Her work appears in Rhodes Today and Memphis magazine, as well as The Daily Memphian.


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