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Tennessee won its nickname as The Volunteer State during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans.

The largest earthquake in American history, the New Madrid Earthquake occurred in the winter of 1811-12 in northwestern Tennessee. Reelfoot Lake located in Obion and Lake Counties was formed during this earthquake.

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  • 1768 - Iroquois Indians ceded Tennessee land claims to English

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

  • 1779 - Jonesboro became first chartered town, oldest permanent settlement in state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

  • 1784 - "State of Franklin" proclaimed in Tennessee

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1796 - Tennesse became 16th U.S. state


  • 1812 - Eathquake occurred; tidal waves created on Mississippi River, river flowed backward, formed Reelfort Lake area

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

  • 1838 - Army evicted Cherokee, sent them to Indian territory on "Trail of Tears"
    Tennessee first state to pass temperance law


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

  • 1861 - Tennessee secedes from Union (May 7); Civil War began

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

  • 1866 - Tennessee first state readmitted to Union; third state to ratify Fourteenth Amendment to constitution

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

  •  Tennessee, USA
    Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
    Made in Paris, Tennessee

    Edwin Wiley Grove (1850–1927) was a self-made millionaire most famous for his "Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic." In this chill tonic, which came out 1878, Grove found a way to bottle a quinine ... Read MORE...

  •  Tennessee, USA
    St. Andrews Wine of Life Root, Female Regulator for Women
    Made in Bristol, TN

    Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
  • News 1888 - A Cincinnati Southern train was wrecked on the 31st ult. in the Tennessee mountains and three persons were killed.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888

  • 1895 - Tennessee
    Ten'nessee', a S.E. central state of the American Union, bounded N. by Kentucky and Virginia, E. by North Carolina, S. by Georgia, Alabama, and Missis...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - Tennessee Centennial Exposition held in Nashville to celebrate state's 100th birthday


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

  • 1900 - Locomotive engineer, Casey Jones, died in train crash

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

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    Station Mid-Way on Incline, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  •  Tennessee, USA
    Gay Street North from Clinch Street, Knoxville, Tenn.
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  • 1919 - First Women’s Bank of Tennessee (Clarksville) opens to cater to women customers only.
    While the bank employees and directors were women, its shareholders were male.
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history

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    Water Front, Memphis, Tenn.
  • News 1925 - July 21 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 21, 1925

  • News 1925 - May 5 - Scopes Trial: Dayton, Tennessee, biology teacher John Scopes is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 5, 1925

  • 1939 - "Grand Ole Opry" began radio broadcasts

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

  • 1940 - Great Smoky Mountain National Park dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt


  • News February 1, 1951 - The greatest ice storm of record in the U.S.
    produced glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania causing twenty-five deaths, 500 serious injuries, and 100 million dollars damage. Te...Read MORE...


  • News 1952 - March 21 - Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky.
    The tornadoes killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia ...Read MORE...




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Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
Made in Paris, Tennessee

Edwin Wiley Grove (1850–1927) was a self-made millionaire most famous for his "Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic." In this chill tonic, which came out 1878, Grove found a way to bottle a quinine ... Read MORE...

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St. Andrews Wine of Life Root, Female Regulator for Women
Made in Bristol, TN

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida


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Station Mid-Way on Incline, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Tennessee, USA
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Gay Street North from Clinch Street, Knoxville, Tenn.

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Water Front, Memphis, Tenn.
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...we toss a bunch of raw, organic, health-promoting ingredients like garlic, ginger, onions, horseradish, habanero peppers, turmeric, and citrus fruit to a base of raw organic apple cider vinegar...

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  • 1768 - Iroquois Indians ceded Tennessee land claims to English

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • 1779 - Jonesboro became first chartered town, oldest permanent settlement in state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • 1784 - "State of Franklin" proclaimed in Tennessee

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1796 - Tennesse became 16th U.S. state
  • 1812 - Eathquake occurred; tidal waves created on Mississippi River, river flowed backward, formed Reelfort Lake area

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • 1838 - Army evicted Cherokee, sent them to Indian territory on "Trail of Tears"
    Tennessee first state to pass temperance law


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • 1861 - Tennessee secedes from Union (May 7); Civil War began

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • 1866 - Tennessee first state readmitted to Union; third state to ratify Fourteenth Amendment to constitution

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • News  1888 - A Cincinnati Southern train was wrecked on the 31st ult. in the Tennessee mountains and three persons were killed.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888
  • 1895 - Tennessee
    Ten'nessee', a S.E. central state of the American Union, bounded N. by Kentucky and Virginia, E. by North Carolina, S. by Georgia, Alabama, and... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - Tennessee Centennial Exposition held in Nashville to celebrate state's 100th birthday


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • 1900 - Locomotive engineer, Casey Jones, died in train crash

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • 1919 - First Women’s Bank of Tennessee (Clarksville) opens to cater to women customers only.
    While the bank employees and directors were women, its shareholders were male.
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history
  • News  1925 - May 5 - Scopes Trial: Dayton, Tennessee, biology teacher John Scopes is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 5, 1925
  • News  1925 - July 21 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 21, 1925
  • 1939 - "Grand Ole Opry" began radio broadcasts

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • 1940 - Great Smoky Mountain National Park dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt
  • News  February 1, 1951 - The greatest ice storm of record in the U.S.
    produced glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania causing twenty-five deaths, 500 serious injuries, and 100 million dollars damage.... Read MORE...

  • News  1952 - March 21 - Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky.
    The tornadoes killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia ... Read MORE...

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