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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29TD_the-lynching-of-lee-walker_Memphis-TN.html
A mob estimated at 3,000 people gathered near this spot on the night of July 22, 1893, with the intent of breaking into the Shelby County Jail and seizing Lee Walker, a black prisoner accused of attempting to rape a young white woman. Four days ea…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29TC_fort-san-fernando-de-las-barrancas_Memphis-TN.html
Louisiana's lieutenant governor, Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, erected Fort San Fernando de las Barrancas near this site in May of 1795. He named the structure for Spain's crown prince and future king, Ferdinand VII. Conforming to Pinckney's Treaty, Spa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29O1_war-dog-memorial-a-war-memorial_Knoxville-TN.html
This War Dog Memorial is an exact replica of the original erected in Guam in 1994, was donated by Dr. Maurice Acree as a tribute to the unique bond between dogs and humans. Dr. Acree became a major benefactor to the UT College of Veterinary Medici…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29LR_world-war-i-memorial-a-war-memorial_Etowah-TN.html
This monument perpetuates the memory of our beloved countrymen, members of Company L, 117th Infantry, and others who served in the World War from the Third District of McMinn County, who, true to the instincts of their birth, faithful to the teach…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29IT_the-carter-house_Franklin-TN.html
(preface) In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hool at Atlanta, Hood let the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman's supply lines. Rather than contest Sherman's "March to the Sea," Hood …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29IS_civil-war-franklin_Franklin-TN.html
In 1860, African-Americans—both enslaved and free—made up more than half of Franklin's residents, as well as half of Williamson County's population. When the Federal army arrived late in 1862, many slaves freed themselves by escaping t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29IA_civil-war-franklin_Franklin-TN.html
According to a Nashville newspaper, by 1863 the ravages of war had made once-prosperous Franklin "but the ruin of its former greatness. Desolation and decay have passed over it." The Union occupation in the spring of 1863 was followed by a devast…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29GW_the-louisville-and-nashville-railroad_Etowah-TN.html
In 1902, the L&N Railroad was searching for a location between Atlanta and Knoxville to build their Southern Division Headquarters on a new, more direct route between the two cities. This new line would bypass the mountainous area of the Hiwassee …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29GV_militia-springs_Greenback-TN.html
300 yards southeast was this muster-ground for militia in the 1790's. It was selected as a "call" on the Indian boundary at the Treaty of Tellico in 1798; it later became a turning point on the Monroe-Loudon County boundary and was at one time a p…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29GU_norwood-inn_Greenback-TN.html
Built by John Norwood in 1820, this was a stage stop on the line from Washington, D.C., to Marietta, Ga. The Old Federal Road was 200 yards south. After operation by three generations of Norwoods, it was dismantled in 1937.
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