That Time that the Memphis Tigers beat the World Champion Green Bay Packers

In 1923, Clarence Saunders, the founder of Piggly Wiggly, lost everything in a stock market gamble. A few years later, he began a new grocery store chain named “Clarence Saunders Sole Owner of My Name Stores.” By 1928, there were nearly a thousand “Sole Owner” stores across the country, bringing in millions of dollars in … More That Time that the Memphis Tigers beat the World Champion Green Bay Packers

Fugitive at the Museum

October 24, 1950, started as a normal day at the Memphis Museum. Visitors explored the galleries and looked at exhibits of animal heads, glass, documents and fossils. One of those afternoon visitors was James Eddington who made a trip to the museum as part of his vacation to Memphis. Eddington lived in Kentucky and worked … More Fugitive at the Museum

Clarence Saunders Corners Himself In

Clarence Saunders invented the modern grocery store when he opened his first Piggly Wiggly in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1916. Saunder’s stores cost less to operate, gave shoppers the opportunity to make impulse purchases, and had lower prices than any competitor could afford. Within a year, Saunders had patented Piggly Wiggly and sold franchises. Within five … More Clarence Saunders Corners Himself In