Fountain City, Tennessee (Images of America Series)

Overview


Named for its ebullient natural springs, Fountain City, Tennessee, has a rich history and a truly unique identity. Originally established in 1788 by John Adair as Adair's Fort, this area was a depot for the Cumberland Guard, which protected emigrant families traveling to settlements in present-day Nashville. With a population of about 30,000, Fountain City was thought to be the nation's largest unincorporated city by the mid-20th century. Though this distinction was lost when the community was incorporated into ...
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Overview


Named for its ebullient natural springs, Fountain City, Tennessee, has a rich history and a truly unique identity. Originally established in 1788 by John Adair as Adair's Fort, this area was a depot for the Cumberland Guard, which protected emigrant families traveling to settlements in present-day Nashville. With a population of about 30,000, Fountain City was thought to be the nation's largest unincorporated city by the mid-20th century. Though this distinction was lost when the community was incorporated into Knoxville in 1962, Fountain City has maintained a separate identity and preserved its extensive history. Filled with detailed images of the area, this volume provides a rare glimpse of the people, places, and events that have molded the suburb into an ideal environment in which to learn, relax, and enjoy a myriad of recreational activities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738516493
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,373,673
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Authors J.C. (Jim) Tumblin and C. Milton Hinshilwood contribute years of expertise to compile this history of a community filled with natural beauty. Tumblin, who practiced optometry in Fountain City for 46 years, is a member of numerous local historical societies. Hinshilwood served on the Library Board and as president of City Beautiful when he lived in South Pasadena, California. He is also the founding president of the East Tennessee Postcard Club and co-author of Old Los Angeles and Pasadena in Vintage Postcards.

Authors J.C. (Jim) Tumblin and C. Milton Hinshilwood contribute years of expertise to compile this history of a community filled with natural beauty. Tumblin, who practiced optometry in Fountain City for 46 years, is a member of numerous local historical societies. Hinshilwood served on the Library Board and as president of City Beautiful when he lived in South Pasadena, California. He is also the founding president of the East Tennessee Postcard Club and co-author of Old Los Angeles and Pasadena in Vintage Postcards.

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