It Happened in Tennessee

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Globe Pequot, 2002 - Travel - 115 pages
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How did Tennessee come to be called the "Volunteer State"? What happened behind the closed doors of the secret Oak Ridge project? Who is the only man credited with creating both an alphabet and written language? What woman pitcher struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? Readers will find the answers to these questions and more as author Susan Sawyer presents 30 stories from some of the most remarkable moments in Tennessee history.
 

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Contents

The New Madrid Earthquakes18111812
14
The Battle of Shiloh1862
28
Americas First Registered Distillery1866
42
The British Invasion of Tennessee1880
56
Casey Jones and the Cannonball Express1900
65
Americas First Guide Dogs for the Blind1929
79
The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr 1968
94
Index
108
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About the author (2002)

Susan Sawyer was a magazine editor and communications consultant before establishing a career as a freelance writer. She is also the author of More than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennessee Women, and seven historical and contemporary romance novels. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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