By Theresa Jensen Lacey
Take a more in-depth examine all Tennessee has to supply! This attractive quantity is a treasure trove of interesting proof, great anecdotes, and peculiar occasions in Tennessee’s storied historical past. With approximately 250 pages of analyzing entertainment, striking Tennessee is choked with tidbits and stories starting from the impressive to the downright extraordinary. You’ll observe: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood unhappiness - the most important hippie commune in North the USA - the once a year Liar’s Contest - Tennessee counties that disappeared - The world’s longest paper clip chain - The world’s most sensible pecan pie recipe - global documents set through Tennesseans - And extra! even if you’re a Tennessee local, transplant, or simply passing via, you’ll by no means examine the Volunteer country within the comparable approach back!
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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. For some still-unexplained reason, not only did raindrops fall on their heads—so did snakes! The phenomenon was contained within the space of a few city blocks, but it was more than just a handful of snakes.
Who was the first African American to serve in the Tennessee General Assembly? A. Sampson W. Keeble. Q. S. House of Repre sent -atives’ rushing to begin impeachment proceedings against President Richard M. Nixon? A. ” Q. During the fight for women’s suffrage, the groups both for and against it stayed at what famous Nashville hotel? A. Hermitage. Q. Between what state and what nation was the Treaty of Dumplin County signed in Sevier County in 1785? A. The State of Franklin, represented by Major Hugh Henry, and the Cherokee Nation, represented by Ancoo, chief of the Chota, allowing settlement in the area between the Holston and French Broad Rivers.
Senator was the first popularly elected GOP senator in Tennessee’s history and the first Republican to win a statewide election since 1920? A. Howard H. Baker Jr. Q. Senator Howard Baker Sr. S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case Brown v. Board of Education (1954)? A. ” Q. S. senator and secretary of state received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945? A. Cordell Hull. Q. S. president to be impeached? A. Andrew Johnson. Q. Before turning to politics, Andrew Johnson followed what business? A. Tailoring.