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By Theresa Jensen Lacey

Take a more in-depth examine all Tennessee has to provide! This attractive quantity is a treasure trove of attention-grabbing proof, brilliant anecdotes, and weird occasions in Tennessee’s storied heritage. With approximately 250 pages of analyzing leisure, extraordinary Tennessee is filled with tidbits and stories starting from the striking to the downright strange. You’ll notice: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood sadness - the most important hippie commune in North the US - the yearly Liar’s Contest - Tennessee counties that disappeared - The world’s longest paper clip chain - The world’s most sensible pecan pie recipe - international documents 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 comparable manner back!

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Suspecting the farmer would come looking for his property, Riley dressed the animal in a raincoat and boots and had it lie down on the raft. Sure enough, along came the owner. “I’m missing a calf,” he said to Riley. ” “A calf? Why, no,” replied Riley. The farmer looked at the prostrate calf, and in the darkness saw a figure lying there, dressed in raincoat and boots. ” Riley looked downcast. “That is . . was . . my brother. He just died. ” The owner took one step back from the raft, then two.

Did he die defending the First Amendment? Or did he ultimately die by his own “poisoned pen”? Strane . . but True One Bad Editor and One Poor Marksman In Knoxville on March 11, 1882, an encounter similar to Carmack’s occurred, but with results much less tragic—in fact, it was nearly comical. James Walker, editor of the Knoxville Tribune, encountered his rival, William Rule, editor of the Knoxville Chronicle, near the corner of Gay and Church Streets. ” He demanded to know if it was true that Rule had written something insulting about him, and Rule replied yes, he had.

There’s always a curiosity around the next corner, or in the next town. Go down any highway in the state and there will be a historical marker that tells just enough about something to make you want to know more. And beyond that marker, there’s always a “Believe It or Not” kind of tale. The inspiration behind this book has been those intriguing stories, anecdotes, and bits of history that make Tennessee a state of endless fascination. I’ve tried to include a little of everything in this book, so you never know what the next turn of a page will bring.

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