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

By Theresa Jensen Lacey

Take a better examine all Tennessee has to provide! This enticing quantity is a treasure trove of attention-grabbing evidence, magnificent anecdotes, and weird occasions in Tennessee’s storied background. With approximately 250 pages of examining entertainment, extraordinary Tennessee is filled with tidbits and stories starting from the amazing to the downright weird and wonderful. You’ll observe: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood unhappiness - the most important hippie commune in North the United States - 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 documents 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 kingdom within the similar means back!

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Four shots rang out, the women screamed, and Robin Cooper walked away, slightly wounded, with his father’s help. The outspoken editor of the Tennessean was dead with three bullets in his body. Edward Carmack now lies buried in a cemetery in Columbia, but his statue stands on the capitol grounds. 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.

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. ) Q. 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.

His lawyers vowed to appeal. Death for Defending First Amendment Rights Alone at the end of the workday in his newspaper office, Edward Carmack toyed with the handle of his Smith and Wesson as he contemplated the possibility of his own death. Little did he realize on the afternoon of November 9, 1908, that this would be one of the last possibilities he would ever entertain. Born in 1858 in Sumner County, Carmack has always been outspoken, sometimes even vindictive, self-righteous, and passionate in his beliefs.

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