Most children dream of becoming a Hollywood movie star, but only a few will see their dream come true. Of those who do succeed, many are not prepared for the challenge of transitioning from an average kid to a famous celebrity. Children of Hollywood royalty will almost always transition with ease, while those who are left alone to their own devices with no parental supervision will struggle mercilessly.
The Holston-Chilhowee Hills area was a happening place at one point. The park is home to a football field and several baseball fields. At the end of May 1959, the community decided to build an Olympic-size pool at the Holston-Chilhowee Hills park. At the time, it was believed that the pool would be able to accommodate roughly 450 families or 1800 people.
In 1955, Knox County, Tennessee officials were determined to see that the workhouse tenants, county highway employees and their families would have the “most ambitious Christmas Eve party in history”. In fact, officials were so determined to see their plans through that they were willing to make a deal with a repeat offender.
Most residents of Knoxville, Tennessee are familiar with Maloneyville Road. The road is infamous, because it is home to Knox County’s Detention Facility. Of course, this wasn’t always the case. In the past, the land around 5001 Maloneyville Road was used for many other purposes.
Despite contributing a great deal to society, some people will go long forgotten. This is the tale of one such case. This is the tale of Knoxville, Tennessee’s Reverend Isaac Emory. Reverend Isaac Emory was born in Fulton, New York in the 1830s. Emory was a graduate of Lane Theological Seminary. He traveled to Knoxville after 1865 as an American Sunday School missionary.
In the 1800s, most high-profile criminal cases were only spoken of on a local level. Thanks to the Internet, such news today will attract attention from people around the world. On July 12, 1879, the city of Clinton, Tennessee would be pulled into a murder trial, with some citizens favoring the victim and others favoring the suspects.
Some people are remembered for the things they’ve done before death. Others are remembered solely for their death. This is the story of one such case. This is the story of Mexican-American War veteran, General William Richard Caswell. While General Caswell’s heroic endeavors have been long forgotten, his death remains a popular tale in and around Knoxville, Tennessee.
Throughout American history murder stories have emerged, some gained nationwide attention, while others were only mentioned on a local level. It is true that some murders, especially those committed by serial killers, will live on forever. One story that drew nationwide attention and was talked about for years was the murder of Knoxville’s prominent businessman, Leroy David Harth.
Anger in the United States is currently at a fever pitch. Heated confrontations take place daily and the subject matters range from race to gender and even politics. Today, these confrontations often take place digitally through social media. In the 1900s, the fights were far more severe and far deadlier. This the story of one such deadly riot. This is the story of Knoxville, Tennessee’s race riot.
The 1919 Knoxville Riot was a part of Red Summer, which refers to the summer and autumn of 1919. During this period of time, race riots took place throughout the United States and hundreds of people were killed. Property damage was massive.
Not all heroes wear capes. Many do not pass a ball around and many receive very little recognition for their efforts. Many heroes from the past do not have a day in their honor. They’re long forgotten. This is one such tale. This is the tale of Bedford County, Virginia’s Samuel Reaves Bush.