Category Archives: Field Trip

Field Trip: Elizabethton Library and Archives

Brianne and I recently set out on an Archiventure. We went to visit Joe Penza at the Elizabethton and Carter County Public Library where he has been improving their local history room and developing an archives. Joe is a fellow … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration

Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22,┬áSycamore Shoals State Historic Area hosted the 2013 anniversary celebration of the Overmountain Men muster, march, and victory at the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain. Heavy rains may have drowned out the sound of cannon … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Fort Robinson

Fort Robinson was a pre-Revolutionary War fort in the area of the South and North Fork Holston River confluence. There has been much speculation on its location since no part of the fort remains, today. In the Kingsport Archives last … Continue reading

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Field Trip: East Tennessee History Center

Yesterday, thanks to Eric Head and his co-workers, I was treated to a wonderful behind-the-scenes tour of the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville, TN. Where to begin?

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Field Trip: Netherland Inn Bank Barn Tour

Today was a special day. John Scott of the Netherland Inn Association (NIA) gave me a personal tour of the newly reconstructed Bank Barn. As far as we know, the bank barn was on the Netherland Inn premises until about … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Washington County Archives

May 24, 2018: To see an updated tour of the archives, dedicated April 1, 2017, click here. Today, the City of Kingsport Archivist, Brianne Wright, and I met with archivist Ned Irwin for a tour of the newly planned Washington … Continue reading

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