Touring the East Tennessee Backroads, 2nd edition

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The historical facts in the first edition of Touring the East Tennessee Backroads have not changed much since the book was first published in 1993, but highway construction and development has altered the routes of the 13 tours. For this second edition, the author drove over 3,000 miles to update the tours where people such as Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, Sequoyah, Nancy Ward, and Clarence Darrow once traveled the same backroads.
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Overview

The historical facts in the first edition of Touring the East Tennessee Backroads have not changed much since the book was first published in 1993, but highway construction and development has altered the routes of the 13 tours. For this second edition, the author drove over 3,000 miles to update the tours where people such as Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, Sequoyah, Nancy Ward, and Clarence Darrow once traveled the same backroads.
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Library Journal
In her discussion of eastern Tennessee, Sakowski ( Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads , Blair, 1990) here reveals such surprises as where miniature golf was invented and where the first nationally distributed country-and-western records were recorded. She lingers over the characters, economics, and battles that have put this part of the country on the map. In a format similar to WPA's Guide to Tennessee (Univ. of Tennessee Pr., 1986. reprint), Sakowski gives precise directions to many historic locations, picnic areas, and scenic views of untraveled Tennessee. She drops some startling remarks, such as, ``When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, . . . most of . . . Oak Ridge was stunned to learn that . . . their whole community was centered around producing this bomb.'' These stories hold the reader's interest. Recommended for libraries having patrons living in and visiting eastern Tennessee.-- Carolyn L. Stoddard, New Hampshire Tech. Inst. Lib., Concord
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895873507
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Touring the Backroads Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 378
  • Sales rank: 793,181
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xii
The First Frontier Tour     3
Sycamore Shoals
Elizabethton
Wilbur Lake
Watauga Dam
Siam
Gap Creek Road
Happy Valley
Milligan
Johnson City
The Mountain City Tour     24
Trade
Mountain City
Shady Valley
Backbone Rock
South Holston Dam
Bluff City
Rocky Mount
Piney Flats
Hampton
Butler
Doe Valley
The Beauty Spot to Nolichucky Tour     44
Roan Mountain
Limestone Cove
Unaka Mountain
Erwin
Unaka Springs
Embreeville
Clarksville Iron Furnace
The Bristol to Blountville to Jonesborough Tour     72
Bristol
Blountville
The Fork Country
Boone's Creek
Jonesborough
The Jonesborough to Greeneville to Bulls Gap Tour     104
Jonesborough
Telford
Washington College
Limestone
Chuckey
Earnest
Tusculum
Greeneville
Warrensburg
Russellville
Bulls Gap
The Rogersville to Kingsport Tour     134
Rogersville
Surgoinsville
Carter's Valley
Church Hill
Old Boatyard District of Kingsport
The Norris to Cumberland Gap to Oak Ridge Tour     164
Norris
Lake City
Caryville
LaFollette
Harrogate
Cumberland Gap
Tazewell
Bean Station
Tate Springs
Rutledge
Clinton
Oak Ridge
The Rugby Tour     194
Harriman
Wartburg
Frozen Head State Park
Deer Lodge
Sunburst
Rugby
Jamestown
Alvin York Gristmill State HistoricSite
Pickett State Rustic Park
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Huntsville
The Newport Tour     220
Erwin
Ernestville
Laurel
Houston Valley
Paint Rock
Del Rio
Newport
Parrottsville
Carson Springs
The Dandridge to Sevierville Tour     240
Holly Oaks
Dandridge
Strawberry Plains
New Market
Douglas Dam
Boyd's Creek
Sevierville
The Maryville Tour     260
Marble Springs
Rockwood
Maryville
Walland
Chilhowee Lake
Montvale Springs
Tellico Blockhouse
The Overhill Towns Tour     286
Sweetwater
Athens
Etowah
Hiwassee River
Reliance
Ocoee River
Copperhill
Ducktown
Coker Creek
Tellico Plains
Chota
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Fort Loudoun
The Trail of Tears Tour     320
Red Clay State Historical Area
Benton
Charleston
Cleveland
Blythe Ferry
Dayton
Pikeville
Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park
Dunlap
Signal Mountain
Jasper
Lookout Mountain
Appendix     358
Select Bibliography     363
Index     369
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