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By Theresa Jensen Lacey

Take a more in-depth examine all Tennessee has to provide! This enticing quantity is a treasure trove of interesting proof, very good anecdotes, and peculiar occasions in Tennessee’s storied background. With approximately 250 pages of studying entertainment, striking Tennessee is choked with tidbits and stories starting from the amazing to the downright weird and wonderful. You’ll realize: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood unhappiness - the most important hippie commune in North the United States - the yearly Liar’s Contest - Tennessee counties that disappeared - The world’s longest paper clip chain - The world’s top pecan pie recipe - global files set by way of Tennesseans - And extra! even if you’re a Tennessee local, transplant, or simply passing via, you’ll by no means examine the Volunteer nation within the similar means back!

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Barbara Parker and Elizabeth Phillips, of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, disseminated my requests to people throughout the state and reviewed the text. Donna Rea of the Erwin Record set me straight on how Mary the elephant was hanged. Mike DuBose, Muriel Anderson, Amon Evans, and Dave Steighan offered me their invaluable tales. Don Wick, Tennessee historical trivia buff, helped me fill in the gaps. ” Actress Patricia Neal reviewed my text and offered me friendly encouragement.

James K. Polk. Q. What Tennessee commissioner of education from 1963 to 1971, who was known as a “bare-knuckled political brawler,” dominated Lewis County politics during his lifetime? A. John Howard Warf (1904–1996). Q. What were President Andrew Jackson’s last words? A. ” Did You Know? At one time, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad had competition for its use of Union Station in Nashville. The Tennessee Central Railroad, founded by Jere Baxter, built a line that reached into previously inaccessible areas of Tennessee.

My brother. He just died. ” The owner took one step back from the raft, then two. “Sorry to hear that. ” “You do that,” Riley said above his grief. The “battle of Athens” was a peacetime battle, fought by post–World War II veterans against a corrupt political ring believed to be attempting to rig the election of 1946. To force the sheriff, Pat Mansfield, to return confiscated ballot boxes, the veterans broke into the National Guard Armory, took weapons and ammunition, and, when the boxes were still not returned, opened fire on the deputies and blew up the front of the jail with dynamite.

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