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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Walker Taylor


Tired of the corporate business world, Walker Taylor opened his Germantown barbecue restaurant in an old country store in 1981. Though at first business was tough, the Germantown Commissary became a favorite barbecue stop for the east Memphis suburbs. Besides favorites like the pulled pork and ribs, the Commissary prepares many pies and cakes, Brunswick stew, and deviled eggs.


 

Date of interview:
2008-07-21 00:00

Interviewer:
Rien T. Fertel

Photographer:
Rien T. Fertel

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