The Center of Celebrations
—Betsey Beeler Creekmore —July 4, 1793, was a gala day in the tiny Territorial Capital. The Gazette ecstatically reported that, at 2 p.m., the newly arrived Federal troops paraded, and fired a cannon to salute; at 4 o'clock, all the citizens partook of an elegant banquet that ended with the drinking of no fewer than 15 toasts; as darkness fell, a company of soldiers fired "feu de joie"; and the festivities closed with a display of fireworks. All this took place on the grounds of the Federal Blockhouse flanking Gay Street.
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|Date Added||Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 236855 N 3983944|
|Decimal Degrees||35.96446667, -83.91798333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 57.868', W 83° 55.079'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 57' 52.08" N, 83° 55' 4.74" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 521-527 S Gay St, Knoxville TN 37902, US|
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