Tag Archives: historic sites

Field Trip: A Day with Davy Crockett

Contrary to the popular song, David Crockett was not born on a mountain top in Tennessee. A friend and I recently visited the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park. Along the banks of the Nolichucky River, visitors can examine a replica cabin and … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Scavenger Hunt

It’s FunFest time in Kingsport. The Archives of the City of Kingsport has once again put together a wonderful activity to engage the public with the historic and picturesque setting of downtown Kingsport.

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Kingsport: Painting the Town II

Once you start looking for painted brick, you just can’t stop finding it! That’s what happened to me after the City Archivist challenged me to find the examples of this early Kingsport form of marketing.

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Kingsport: Gaines-Anderson House

This post includes updated information as of April 9, 2014. Ambrose Gaines (1763-1840) was a nephew of James and Thomas Gaines, land agents for Edmund Pendleton. In the 1790s, they sold their nephew 273 acres of the Pendleton Land Grant of 1750.

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Field Trip: Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site

It’s finally spring! I decided to celebrate with a field trip to the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City, Tennessee. My last visit there was about 14 years ago. Since then they have doubled the size of their visitor’s … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration

Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, Sycamore 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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Kingsport: Bays Mountain Exhibit

In addition to all the neat things we have on permanent display in the archives lobby, the library also provides us with two display cases on the main floor. We just removed the Spoden Collection exhibit and replaced it with … Continue reading

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Kingsport: “Just keep pinning. Just keep pinning.”

I’ve expanded the Archives of the City of Kingsport’s HistoryPin channel to 41 pins!

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Kingsport: Found in the Archives

Today, while I was searching the archives’ collections for photographs of a historic Kingsport neighborhood called The Fifties, I came across something even better in the Huffaker Family Collection (KCMC 75).

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