Taking in some famous Memphis landmarks

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Lorraine MotelThere’s a lot to see in Memphis. The Dual G’s found out that’s no tourism hype. They saw a bit of Memphis today – the farmer’s market at Central Station and a police-sponsored gun turn in that netted about a 100 weapons – and a couple of landmarks. The National Civil Rights Museum uses the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was assassinated in an incredibly evocative way, including a view from the boarding house across the street where James Earl Ray stood in a bathroom to take his shot. The Stax Museum of American Soul also uses the original record storefront  and theater where the label was founded to tell its story. Taking in both meant reliving the events and sounds of a lifetime. Between museums, they stopped at quintessential dive bar Earnestine and Hazel’s (a former brothel) for a Soul Burger. They really could not have had a better day and they’re thankful for gimping their way along.

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