By Theresa Jensen Lacey
Take a better examine all Tennessee has to provide! This attractive quantity is a treasure trove of interesting proof, marvelous anecdotes, and weird occasions in Tennessee’s storied heritage. With approximately 250 pages of studying entertainment, extraordinary Tennessee is full of tidbits and stories starting from the impressive to the downright weird and wonderful. You’ll observe: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood unhappiness - the most important hippie commune in North the US - the yearly Liar’s Contest - Tennessee counties that disappeared - The world’s longest paper clip chain - The world’s most sensible pecan pie recipe - international files 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 nation within the related approach back!
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In 1998 Attorney General Janet Reno ordered a limited investigation into allegations of a conspiracy in the King murder case. On April 23, 1998, James Earl Ray died of liver failure in Nashville Memorial Hospital, making a reopening of the case moot. It was thirty years and a few days after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. ” While we may never know the real truth behind King’s assassination, this is one of the few times in American history that the family of a murder victim went to such great lengths to help the accused murderer attain justice.
Why, no,” replied Riley. The farmer looked at the prostrate calf, and in the darkness saw a figure lying there, dressed in raincoat and boots. ” Riley looked downcast. “That is . . was . . my brother. He just died. ” The owner took one step back from the raft, then two. “Sorry to hear that. ” “You do that,” Riley said above his grief. The “battle of Athens” was a peacetime battle, fought by post–World War II veterans against a corrupt political ring believed to be attempting to rig the election of 1946.
In the summer of 1920 she was actively campaigning for women’s right to vote. The nation’s attention was on Tennessee that year. Thirty-five states had already ratified what would become the Nineteenth Amendment, and ratification by only one more state was needed for it to become law. ” Anne Dudley was right in the middle of things: she traveled throughout Tennessee, speaking to people about her vision of when “a woman’s home will be the whole world” and urged Tennessee congressmen to vote for the amendment.
Amazing Tennessee : Fascinating Facts, Entertaining Tales, Bizarre Happenings, and Historical Oddities about the Volunteer State by Theresa Jensen Lacey