The river defines who we were and who we will become

By Published: May 17, 2019 12:41 AM 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)

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

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