By Theresa Jensen Lacey
Take a more in-depth examine all Tennessee has to provide! This enticing quantity is a treasure trove of attention-grabbing evidence, awesome anecdotes, and weird occasions in Tennessee’s storied background. With approximately 250 pages of examining entertainment, impressive Tennessee is filled with tidbits and stories starting from the impressive to the downright extraordinary. You’ll realize: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood sadness - the most important hippie commune in North the US - the once a year Liar’s Contest - Tennessee counties that disappeared - The world’s longest paper clip chain - The world’s top pecan pie recipe - international documents set by means of Tennesseans - And extra! even if you’re a Tennessee local, transplant, or simply passing via, you’ll by no means examine the Volunteer kingdom within the similar manner back!
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Dick Liddil surrendered to legal agents in 1882, was pardoned, then worked as a tavern-keeper with Bob Ford, who took the credit for killing Jesse James. The Day It Rained Snakes in Memphis January 1877 was unusually cold, with ice hindering navigation on the rivers and bitter weather keeping most Tennesseans indoors. But it was in Memphis on January 15 that the weather took an unusual twist. On that day, it began to rain, not just a gentle rain, but a torrential one. In the southern part of the city, though, they got more than just heavy rains.
A. Lamar Alexander. Q. In 1920 Kingsport passed what bill to clean up the streets—literally? A. ” Q. S. Congress was instrumental in removing federal troops from the beleaguered South and is buried in Henry County? A. John DeWitt Clinton Atkins, 1825–1908. Q. What Reconstruction-era governor of Tennessee was by trade a Methodist circuit rider and editor of the Knoxville Whig? A. William G. “Parson” Brownlow. Q. S. House of Representatives before dying at the Alamo in 1836? A. David Crockett. Q.
Presidents came from Tennessee? A. Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, and James K. Polk. Q. In 1772 James Robertson and John Sevier established what self-governing community in eastern Tennessee? A. Watauga Settlers Association. Q. In 1839 how many Cherokee were in Tennessee when their infamous forced march to Oklahoma began? A. Around fifteen thousand men, women, and children. ”) Q. Who was the first governor of Tennessee? A. John Sevier. Q. In 1682 Tennessee was claimed for what country? A. France, by Pierre Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.
Amazing Tennessee : Fascinating Facts, Entertaining Tales, Bizarre Happenings, and Historical Oddities about the Volunteer State by Theresa Jensen Lacey