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FORGOTTEN FOOTSTEPS

THE CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL AT OLD JEFFERSON – RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE Please let me begin by explaining the discovery of a previously unknown segment of the Trail of Tears by the Native History Association in September of 2012.  I will then also...

MUSIC CITY BEHIND THE WALLS

TENNESSEE STATE PRISON For nearly one hundred years, the Tennessee State Prison contained some of the most dangerous men in the state of Tennessee. With twenty foot tall limestone walls, topped with five feet of barbed wire, and powered with 2,300 volts of deadly electricity....

OLD VS. HISTORIC

WHAT IS HISTORIC ANYWAY? WHEN IS OLD JUST OLD AND WHEN IS IT “HISTORIC?” What is historic anyway? When is old just old and when is it “historic?” Find out what historians and preservationists look at to determine when a building is worthy of keeping....

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