Category: Tennessee

The UFO’s of Oak Ridge

The creation of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was predicted by John Hendrix (1865-1917) forty years before the founding of the city. In 1942, Major General Leslie Groves chose the rural site as the location for developing materials for...

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Black Aggie

When the Scotch-Irish immigrated to the American south in the early 19th century, they brought along with them stories of ghosts and witches from their homeland. One of these legends that Scottish grandparents told their...

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The Legends of Long Island

Long Island, Tennessee, is a far cry from its much more famous counterpart, Long Island, New York. Long Island, Tennessee, which is a four-mile-long, half-mile-wide island in the Holston River, was sacred to the Cherokee...

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Watauga River Bridge

From a historical viewpoint, Elizabethton is one of the most fascinating small towns in Tennessee. Originally called the Watauga Settlement at Sycamore Shoals, it was the first permanent settlement outside of the original...

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The Long Dog of Surgoinsville

In the first half of the nineteenth century, traveling through the mountainous regions of East Tennessee was fraught with danger. Pioneers had to contend with unpredictable weather, hostile Indians, and seemingly impassable...

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