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By Theresa Jensen Lacey

Take a better examine all Tennessee has to supply! This enticing quantity is a treasure trove of interesting proof, impressive anecdotes, and weird occasions in Tennessee’s storied heritage. With approximately 250 pages of studying entertainment, outstanding Tennessee is full of tidbits and stories starting from the striking to the downright extraordinary. You’ll observe: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood unhappiness - the biggest 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 via 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 related means back!

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Actress Patricia Neal reviewed my text and offered me friendly encouragement. Ashley LaRoche, assistant editor of The Official Tennessee Vacation Guidebook and the magazine Tennessee Connections, both published by Journal Communications, provided neverending assistance. Old buddies Carlock Stooksbury and John Rice Irwin of the Museum of Appalachia shared East Tennessee lore, photos, and the drawing of the still (I’ll never tell where yours are located). Marie Tedesco, archivist at East Tennessee State University, researched photos.

Attorney Hal Hardin telephoned him and came right to the point. Outgoing Governor Ray Blanton was about to release prisoners from the state penitentiary and Hardin suspected they had bought their freedom. To stop this from happening, Alexander had to take office immediately. Alexander suggested that Hardin confer with some state leaders, including Lieutenant Governor John Wilder and State House Speaker Ned Ray McWherter, to get their thoughts on what was essentially a takeover. Although Wilder disapproved, saying the early swearing-in was unconstitutional, the general consensus was for Alexander to be inaugurated early.

Today Bob and Alf Taylor, the brothers who once shared a hotel room and bed while campaigning against each other, share a burial plot in Elizabethtown, Carter County, in front of the Franklin Club. Bare-Faced Honest (Along with Everything Else) In 1966 a Knoxville panel consisting of three federal judges ruled a certain state law unconstitutional. The law was challenged by the American Sunbathing Association and the Tennessee Outdoor Club, because it tried to do away with nudist camps in Tennessee.

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