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Scenes from Sheffield: One of 'Quad Cities' but with unique personality

Date: 3/3/2015 12:38:00 AM

The town of Sheffield website says: "Situated on the banks and bluffs of the Tennessee River, the beauty of our natural resources is second to none. The community leaders and citizens of Sheffield treasure their hospitable, family-oriented, small town

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Forgotten cabins from a forgotten century


Date: 3/1/2015 4:00:00 PM

In addition to committing academic fraud, the historians were ignoramuses. The Tennessee River was called the Callimaco River until the mid-1780s. Until that time the Little Tennessee River was called the Big Tellico River

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Marshall County Driver plunges car into the Tennessee River


Date: 3/1/2015 1:20:00 PM

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY)-A woman is recovering in the hospital tonight after surviving a horrific car crash in Marshall County. Authorities say the driver 48 year old Camela Plott crashed her vehicle through a guard rail, went down the embankment and

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Russell Cave National Monument: More than just a cave


Date: 3/1/2015 5:23:00 AM

It is thought that during that era, the cave sheltered 15 to 30 residents at a time, who may have primarily lived in the cave during the winter and moved to villages along the Tennessee River in the summer. The cave was named for Col. Thomas Russell

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Honerkamp: Whatever happened to Citico Mound?

Times Free Press

Date: 2/28/2015 9:39:00 PM

Located at the junction of Citico Creek and the Tennessee River, near where the Boathouse restaurant now stands, the Citico site was at one time a large village and ceremonial center containing a huge earthen mound. Measuring at least 160 by 120 feet and

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 899 Miles
• Surface Area: 67,100 Acres
• Volume: 1,050,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 29,590 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
• Length: 74 Miles
Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake, its immediate upstream neighbor. Wheeler Lake is also bordered by Wilson Lake on its downstream side. The lake was constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority just prior to World War II as a means of hydroelectric generation and flood control, as well as to facilitate navigation along the Tennessee River. Today the lake is mostly popular for recreation purposes and barge traffic. The name of this impoundment comes from Civil War general Joseph 'Fightin' Joe Wheeler, who frequented the area during the war and later returned to the area to live.
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