By Theresa Jensen Lacey
Take a better examine all Tennessee has to supply! This enticing quantity is a treasure trove of interesting evidence, wonderful anecdotes, and peculiar occasions in Tennessee’s storied background. With approximately 250 pages of studying leisure, impressive Tennessee is jam-packed with tidbits and stories starting from the impressive to the downright weird and wonderful. You’ll notice: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood sadness - the most important hippie commune in North the US - the once a year Liar’s Contest - Tennessee counties that disappeared - The world’s longest paper clip chain - The world’s most sensible pecan pie recipe - global documents set via Tennesseans - And extra! even if you’re a Tennessee local, transplant, or simply passing via, you’ll by no means examine the Volunteer kingdom within the comparable method back!
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What antebellum home near Nashville was built by the seventh president of the United States, who is buried on its grounds? A. The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson. Q. S. senator was the first popularly elected GOP senator in Tennessee’s history and the first Republican to win a statewide election since 1920? 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?
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. Colonel Cooper died in his bed in 1922; his son Robin, however, was murdered in 1919 by unknown killer(s). Carmack died exercising his right of freedom of the press under the First Amendment to the Constitution.
He looked King in the eyes and responded, “No, no, I didn’t. ” King’s amazing response was, “I believe you and my family believes you. ” Since then, Jerry Ray (James Earl Ray’s brother), Dexter King, and Coretta Scott King (King’s widow) have tried to have the case reopened and a more in-depth investigation done of the clues surrounding the assassination, including a more sophisticated ballistics test of the alleged murder weapon. The Reverend James Lawson, minister and stalwart civil rights leader who had invited King to come to Memphis to support the strike, asked for donations to pay for Ray’s liver transplant.
Amazing Tennessee : Fascinating Facts, Entertaining Tales, Bizarre Happenings, and Historical Oddities about the Volunteer State by Theresa Jensen Lacey