There was a time when the riverboat was the backbone of American transit and trade in Memphis, Tennessee. Cotton was king and the Mississippi River brought wealth and importance. Beale Street, then as now, was home to world famous blues music and Memphis barbeque!
Todd finds himself in the first state: Delaware. He stumbles across a war hero who says the medals he received for heroism in battle don't matter and a woman is surprised with a baby she was told she could never have.