During the summer of Memphis fell into the hands of the Union forces. The original inhabitants, like the later settlers, were drawn to this region because of its fertile river bottom soil, abundant game, and thick forest.
The Tunica casino resort area in Mississippi has over twelve million visitors annually and is the third largest gaming area in the U. In the population reached Echols, Baldwin, and Misskelley were released from jail in after signing an Alford plea which allowed them to plea guilty while maintaining their innocence.
The metro area is blue collar in nature and most of its growth can be attributed to its logistical infrastructure. The town of Hopefield was rebuilt after the war but never regained the prominence it once held in Crittenden County. European exploration and settlement[ edit ] Explorers from both Spain and France visited the area near West Memphis.
Tourism in Memphis, Tennessee Tourism is also a major contributor to the Mid-South's economy with the region being known as the birthplace of Rock and Roll and Blues. He chose a location across the river from present-day Memphis. Bragg, a lumberman who had been logging in St.
Highway 61, named Missouri Street in West Memphis, was constructed at the same time and its juncture with Highway 70 would become the epicenter of downtown West Memphis. By the time French hunters and explorers entered the region, the Mississippian towns and other settlements had been abandoned. Crittenden County[ edit ] Crittenden County is bounded on the east by the Mississippi River and was established ineleven years before Arkansas became a state.
The area around Bragg's Mill was known for the first few years as Bragg, Arkansas. Hopefield became the eastern terminal for the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad in Over eight million people visit the Memphis metropolitan area every year for tourist related activities.
The community incorporated as a city in with the name West Memphis. The growth and development of the city's main commercial thoroughfare, Broadway Avenue, was instigated by the increased traffic and by demand for the industrial products produced and shipped through West Memphis by rail and river.
Jude Children's Research Hospital which is a nobel prize winning hospital with over 1, scientist working there and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In the years that followed, the track closed several times—once for flooding, another due to World War II, and another time due to fire.
The Bolz Cooperage, which was a stave mill, purchased a great quantity of acreage for its lumber operation. Memphis is the largest city in the Deep South, third largest in the Southeastern United Statesand eighth largest in the Southern United States as a whole.
There are nineteen hospitals with over 4, beds in the Mid-South. FedEx is headquartered in Memphis and uses the Memphis International Airport as its global superhub facility making the airport the busiest cargo airport in the United States.
In the population was approximately and bythe population had grown to Army on March 24, Tourist courtsrestaurants, hotels and other amenities geared toward the traveler were constructed along the traffic corridor through West Memphis.
The buildings in theand blocks of East Broadway reflect the growth of the city of West Memphis in the years to A small piece of West Memphis extends south as far as the Mississippi Riverbut in most places the river is from 0.
The most notable export of West Memphis from that era was its original blues music. UPS also uses Memphis as a major hub.
Mound City Road, located within the eastern portion of the West Memphis city limits, has a marker indicating that the villages of Aquixo Aquijo or Pacaha were in the area.