Touring the East Tennessee Backroads, Second Edition

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John F. Blair, Publisher, 2007 - Automobile travel
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What do miniature golf, the Cherokee alphabet, country music, the atomic bomb, and the long-lost State of Franklin have in common? They were all born in East Tennessee, of course. Author Carolyn Sakowski drove over three thousand miles to update routes and directions for this second edition of Touring the East Tennessee Backroads. Though she didn't much care for filling her gas tank, she loved reacquainting herself with the region's rich history and unforgettable personalities. Readers of this popular guide will meet frontier legends Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Sam Houston. They'll encounter a pair of future presidents?the hotheaded, gun-toting Andrew Jackson and the fugitive Andrew Johnson?at decidedly unpresidential moments in their lives. They'll witness where John Sevier assembled with the Overmountain Men during the American Revolution and where William Thomas's Cherokee legion fought in the Civil War. They'll see Rock City, visit sites on the Trail of Tears, and travel to the courthouse where Clarence Darrow battled William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes Monkey Trial. They'll enjoy the best East Tennessee has to offer, from its mountain passes and TVA dams to its historic homes, churches, and gravesites. The thirteen tours are amply illustrated with black-and-white photographs for the benefit of vacationers and armchair travelers alike.
 

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In her discussion of eastern Tennessee, Sakowski ( Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads , Blair, 1990) here reveals such surprises as where miniature golf was invented and where the first ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
The First Frontier Tour
3
The Mountain City Tour
25
The Beauty Spot to Nolichucky Tour
45
The Bristol to Blountville to Jonesborough Tour
73
The Jonesborough to Greeneville to Bulls Gap Tour
105
The Rogersville to Kingsport Tour
135
The Newport Tour
221
The Dandridge to Sevierville Tour
241
The Maryville Tour
261
The Overhill Towns Tour
287
The Trail of Tears Tour
321
Appendix
358
Selected Bibliography
363
Index
369

The Norris to Cumberland Gap to Oak Ridge Tour
165
The Rugby Tour
195

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