Amazing Tennessee : Fascinating Facts, Entertaining Tales, by Theresa Jensen Lacey

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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 attention-grabbing proof, excellent anecdotes, and weird occasions in Tennessee’s storied heritage. With approximately 250 pages of analyzing leisure, impressive Tennessee is choked with tidbits and stories starting from the striking to the downright strange. You’ll become aware of: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood unhappiness - the biggest 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 - global files set by means of Tennesseans - And extra! no matter if you’re a Tennessee local, transplant, or simply passing via, you’ll by no means examine the Volunteer country within the comparable means back!

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Q. What man, known for his oratory skills, built a home in Clarksville known as Emerald Hill, served in the Tennessee and Kentucky legislatures, and was a senator in the Congress of the Confederate States? A. ” Q. What antebellum home near Nashville was built by the seventh president of the United States, who is buried on its grounds? A. The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson. Q. S. senator was the first popularly elected GOP senator in Tennessee’s history and the first Republican to win a statewide election since 1920?

Hail to the one we selected as com-mander, Hail to the Pres-i-dent! Hail to the Chief! (Words by Sir Walter Scott, music by James Sanders) Strane . . but True Shape Is Everything Warren County, originally comprising nine hundred square miles, found itself shrinking as counties were formed around it. When the Tennessee State Constitution of 1834 ruled on boundaries and county seats, Warren County took on a distinctive shape. The ruling said that when a new county was formed, the county seat had to be at least twelve miles from the county seat of the existing county.

This journalistic bent would stay with him the rest of his tragically brief life. Edward Carmack had a number of interests. He established a law practice in Columbia, and for a time was editor in chief of both the Nashville Democrat and the Memphis Commercial Appeal, as well as other smaller newspapers. S. S. Senate. He had high hopes to be chosen as the Democratic gubernatorial candidate during its 1907 convention, but to his dismay, Malcolm Patterson, someone with whom he politically disagreed, won the nod.

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