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Unanswered questions in Tennessee's ancient past


Date: 4/15/2014 5:54:00 PM

Until the 1790s the Tennessee River had a Maya Indian name. The Nashville area was the home of an advanced indigenous culture that disappeared before the arrival of European settlers. When Anglo-American settlers first arrived in the vicinity of Nashville

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Beverages on the riverbank this Saturday


Date: 4/15/2014 2:55:00 PM

What started as a private night amongst friends at Chattanooga Brewing Company co-owner Mark Marcum’s home went public last year as a citywide party on the banks of the Tennessee River. On tap are brews from Chattanooga Brewing Company, Big River Brewing

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Cuonzo Martin’s departure highlights Tennessee's immense level of dysfunction


Date: 4/15/2014 1:41:00 PM

It is time to test the Tennessee River water that flows past Knoxville. Test it for toxic levels of dysfunction. There is something in the water, or the soil – or, most likely, the people – at the University of Tennessee that has turned the athletic

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A guided hike of Stringer’s Ridge Thursday


Date: 4/15/2014 9:46:00 AM

The Friends of Stringer's Ridge is a volunteer committee of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust. Every Third Thursday Hike features a different speaker and theme

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New era for Speedway

Marshall County Tribune-Courier

Date: 4/15/2014 7:15:00 AM

GILBERTSVILLE – Three years of inactivity came to an end Saturday night for Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, as stock car racing returned to the 3/8-mile dirt oval. There were some hiccups for track management under new owners Jim Hale and Ronnie Jones

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 160,300 Acres
• Shoreline: 2,380 Miles
• Length: 184 Miles
• Volume: 6,002,600 Acre Feet
Kentucky Lake is a major navigable reservoir along the Tennessee River in Kentucky and Tennessee. Created in 1944 by the Tennessee Valley Authority's impounding of the Tennessee River by Kentucky Dam, the 160,309-acre (649 km2) lake is the largest artificial lake by surface area in the United States east of the Mississippi River (though not the largest by volume; Lake Cumberland holds that distinction).
It provides a source for hydro-electric power and, as one of the lakes alluded to by the name of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, is a recreational magnet in western Kentucky and Tennessee.
The lake holds records for the largest of three species of fish ever taken in Kentucky: white bass (5 lb.), Buffalo carp (55 lb.), and yellow perch (1 lb., 4 oz). It is also the major attraction for two Kentucky state parks: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to the north and Kenlake State Resort Park to the west.
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