You searched for State: tn
Page 5 of 338 — Showing results 41 to 50 of 3375
Early settlement attempt in 1761.
Permanent settlement in 1775.
The first town in the Kingsport area was laid out on his land grant in 1802 and was named Christianville.
American Revolution Patriot
Long Island Chapter
Daughters of the A…
In June 1861, 1,250 Hawkins County residents voted against secession, while 835 voted in favor. Rural residents tended to have Unionist sympathies but townspeople such as those in Rogersville sided with the Confederacy.
Confederate forces often…
Along Big Creek the 2nd Illinois Artillery spent an uncomfortable night as a cold rain fell in the early morning hours of November 6, 1863. Nearby, under orders to strike the Union camp that morning, two Confederate brigades were crossing the Hols…
In wartime 1943, realizing that unhappiness with living conditions would imperil the already fragile prognosis for producing uranium-235, the Army overseers of Oak Ridge strove to make life as pleasant as possible for the uprooted professionals se…
What most branded Oak Ridge as a temporary wartime community was its housing, almost half of which was added in a great rush during 1944-1945 as the town grew to five times the originally planned population of 13,000. Many thousands of the later h…
At the same time the Government was starting large construction programs in 1948 to build permanent housing, work started to replace the hurriedly built wartime schools. The first permanent school finished was Willowbrook Elementary in September 1…
In 1948, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) assigned the task of transforming the "Secret City" into an incorporated city to Frederick W. "Fred" Ford, the AEC's new Community Affairs Director. In addition to managing the city's…
1942 - 1992
Samuel Karl Asher ·
Michael Roger Baker ·
James Edward Barlow ·
Jeff Thomas Barnett, Jr. ·
Martin Owen Boone ·
Joseph Keith Bradley ·
Gerald Wayne Davidson · …
Imagine this 125-ton carbon-steel turbine spinning at 81.8 revolutions per minute. Picture more than 99.491 gallons of water per second rushing through the intake to spin its heavy blades, which generate 36 megawatts of electricity. Measuring over…
Pickwick Landing Dam
Construction: Completed 1938
Dam Height: 34 meters (113 feet)
Dam Length: 2,352 meters (7,715 feet)
Reservoir Length: 85 kilometers (53 miles)
Flood Storage: 516 million cu. m. (675 million cu. yd.)