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Interesting Facts About Tennessee

Interesting Facts About TennesseeWhen you thank of Tennessee you might think of country music and Elvis.  There are many other interesting facts to the state – read on!

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Tennessee-State-UniversityTSU is the only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee.

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Battle-of-Franklin

The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864.  It was a significant setback for the Confederate army.  Despite numerous assaults, the Confederate army was unable to break through and stop the Union army from a successful retreat.

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David-Crockett-State-ParkThe park commemorates the historical activities of famous frontiersman David Crockett in the local area.

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Fort Loudoun was a British settlement that was the goal to gain support from the Cherokee at the start of the seven years war that was largely fought between France and Britain.

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The bridge is lit up by over 200 sodium vapor lights.  It was first lit on 1986 after a major fund raising campaign.  Its interesting to note that the lights have to be toggled off when vessels pass due to the glare.

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