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Memphis- music- Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Justin Timberlake, WC Handy, BB King; I think just the blues in general (like how NOLA is Jazz)- more recently the Avett Brothers who live there and North Carolina (just cause of St. Jude stuff). Memphis is the city with the most songs about it
Medicine for cancer treatments (mainly St.Jude)
BBQ- seriously the best- Kansas City and Austin both had great bbq but personally I give it to Memphis hah.
The Grizzlies
Rhodes College
Assassination of MLK Jr and the Civil Rights museum
Peabody hotel and Beale Street
The Pyramid
Fedex
Memphis in May festival
The Bison herd at Shelby Farms
Iconic bridge over the Mississippi into Arkansas
The ****ty roads
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Banking/Finance
Panthers/Hornets
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Nascar
Carowinds Theme Park (the only theme park to have half of the park in 2 different states (NC/SC)
America's first gold rush at nearby Reed's Gold Mine (1799)
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Memphis- music- Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Justin Timberlake, WC Handy, BB King; I think just the blues in general (like how NOLA is Jazz)- more recently the Avett Brothers who live there and North Carolina (just cause of St. Jude stuff). Memphis is the city with the most songs about it
Medicine for cancer treatments (mainly St.Jude)
BBQ- seriously the best- Kansas City and Austin both had great bbq but personally I give it to Memphis hah.
The Grizzlies
Rhodes College
Assassination of MLK Jr and the Civil Rights museum
Peabody hotel and Beale Street
The Pyramid
Fedex
Memphis in May festival
The Bison herd at Shelby Farms
Iconic bridge over the Mississippi into Arkansas
The ****ty roads

For political junkies, Memphis and Kansas City also compete in that field.

KC has Boss Tom Pendergast. Memphis has Ed Crump.

Both of them made Chicago's Daley machine look like a farm team.

I give the edge to Crump, but only by a thin margin. Of the three machines in question, only one launched a guy on the path to the White House: Boss Tom's. (When Harry S Truman arrived in Washington in 1934, wags called him "the Senator from Pendergast.")
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That's Independence Hall.

And, of course, there's still "Rocky," mentioned earlier.

And to these I'd add:

W.C. Fields (if you're of a certain age - and the epitaph he wanted on his tombstone still gets quoted)
Marian Anderson
Hall and Oates
Cheesesteaks

and now

Gritty

As for Corning's reputation: I wouldn't say it's "overblown" at all. The Corning Glass Works is justly world-famous.



It's where half the country enters the Louisiana Purchase (and the second-oldest city in the Louisiana Territory after New Orleans), but it's always looked eastward where Kansas City looked westward, and the great trails - Santa Fe, California, Oregon - all began in next-door Independence, passing through Westport, now the city's chief entertainment district, along the way.

I've always considered the "Gateway to the West" moniker for St. Louis somewhat fraudulent therefore. But yes, the Arch is a powerful symbol.

Kansas City got passing mention early on; I'll expand it a bit:

Fountains
Barbecue
Chiefs
Harry Truman (though he too hails from next-door Independence)
Country Club Plaza
Traffic (lack thereof)

and not just "Mid-America" but rather "the Heart of America."

Can't forget the Eagles, Flyers, Sixers and Phillies for Philly.

If you follow sports there is no way you don't associate Philly without it's teams. Same for Chicago and Boston.

I've known of and hated the Flyers since I was probably 10, which put them and Philly on the map quite early, despite other things.
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