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 weird occasions in Tennessee’s storied background. With approximately 250 pages of studying entertainment, extraordinary Tennessee is full of tidbits and stories starting from the notable to the downright extraordinary. You’ll notice: - 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 most sensible pecan pie recipe - international documents set through Tennesseans - And extra! no matter if you’re a Tennessee local, transplant, or simply passing via, you’ll by no means examine the Volunteer kingdom within the similar method back!
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Extra info for Amazing Tennessee : Fascinating Facts, Entertaining Tales, Bizarre Happenings, and Historical Oddities about the Volunteer State
Tennessee—Miscellanea. I. Title. 8—dc21 00-030982 CIP Printed in the United States of America 04 05 06 07 08 — 6 5 4 3 2 To my parents and to all Tennesseans, by birth and by heart CONTENTS Foreword Preface Acknowledgments 1. Truly Bizarre Events and Notorious Tennesseans 2. Politics and Transportation 3. Before the War 4. Famous Tennesseans 5. From the Hills of East Tennessee 6. Religion and Utopian Communities 7. Sports 8. The Civil War in Tennessee 9. Wheelers and Dealers 10. The Sound of Tennessee 11.
Since 1959, every April they have a Liar’s Contest in the building formerly known as the Grand Ole Hatchery. The hatchery was once the nation’s fifth largest chicken hatchery, but it now is devoted to music, comedy, and other entertainment, when it’s not filled with liars. Trying to maintain an amateur character, the Liar’s Contest bars politicians, lawyers, and preachers. Otherwise there are no rules. ” Mary was owned by the Sparks Brothers Circus, who had come to perform in the East Tennessee town of Kingsport.
Both Coopers, father and son, were tried, found guilty of murder, and each sentenced to twenty years in prison. Through appellate procedures, the duo was later freed: Robin, on a technicality, and Duncan, by a pardon from Governor Patterson. Colonel Cooper died in his bed in 1922; his son Robin, however, was murdered in 1919 by unknown killer(s). Carmack died exercising his right of freedom of the press under the First Amendment to the Constitution. Editors who wrote his eulogies, however, while praising him for his high and unbending standards, agreed with what the Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote: “His pen was too often steeped in bitterness .
Amazing Tennessee : Fascinating Facts, Entertaining Tales, Bizarre Happenings, and Historical Oddities about the Volunteer State by Theresa Jensen Lacey