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Franklin to get new bridge over the Little Tennessee

Smoky Mountain News

Date: 4/23/2014 3:43:00 PM

The bridge carrying eastbound Main Street traffic across the Little Tennessee River in Franklin will be close to 90 years old by the time its newly planned replacement is up and running at the end of 2017. The N.C. Department of Transportation will take

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Outdoor Chattanooga Outdoor Expo in Coolidge Park Saturday


Date: 4/23/2014 3:40:00 PM

Among the outdoor organizations present this year will be Electric Bike Specialists, Silent Cycles, Tennessee Clean Water Network, Tennessee River Gorge Trust, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Ivy Academy and Green Trips Chattanooga. This year sees the return of

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Battle of Johnsonville anniversary coming in fall

Leaf Chronicle

Date: 4/23/2014 10:07:00 AM

The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville will be the weekend of Nov. 1-2 when cannons will once again ring out along the Tennessee River in both Benton and Humphreys counties to commemorate the Civil War battle. The Nov. 4, 1864, battle happened

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Chattanooga business gets NYT mention; The Tennessean features the Scenic City


Date: 4/23/2014 7:03:00 AM

Click here for the entire NYT article. The Tennessean article from last week covers how people from outside Chattanooga are lured in by the Scenic City's proximity to the Tennessee River and its arts and culture. Click here to read the article

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Civil War: The Untold Story on PBS beginning April 2014


Date: 4/22/2014 12:44:00 AM

Grant sees victory. On the night of April 6, 1862, Grant’s beleaguered army along the Tennessee River is reinforced. The next morning, Grant’s counterattack leads to victory. The defeated Confederate force of 40-thousand retreats south to Corinth

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 67,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 899 Miles
• Length: 74 Miles
• Volume: 1,050,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 29,590 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
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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