The bustling city of Elizabethton, Tennessee, located on the convergence of the Watauga and Doe Rivers, is the product of a long and rich history. For centuries its fertile ground and ample wildlife sustained the Cherokee Indians, who later leased and sold a vast amount of land to settlers in the mid-1700s. In 1772 these settlers formed the Watauga Association, becoming what Teddy Roosevelt called the first “men of American birth to establish a free and independent community on the continent.” The era of industrialization resulted in severalfactories and mills all along Elizabethton’s rivers, creating a commercial paradise that continues to thrive today.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Author Michael Lee Depew, a graduate assistant at the history department of East Tennessee State University, has taught history at the university and has also served as president of the Alpha Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Together with wife and historian Lanette Depew, author of A Bridge Spanning Time, Michael gives readers a glimpse of Elizabethton then and now.