Fountain City

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Named for its ebullient natural springs, Fountain City, Tennessee, has a rich history and a truly unique identity. Originally established in 1788 by John Adair as Adair's Fort, this area was a depot for the Cumberland Guard, which protected emigrant families traveling to settlements in present-day Nashville. With a population of about 30,000, Fountain City was thought to be the nation's largest unincorporated city by the mid-20th century. Though this distinction was lost when the community was incorporated into Knoxville in 1962, Fountain City has maintained a separate identity and preserved its extensive history. Filled with detailed images of the area, this volume provides a rare glimpse of the people, places, and events that have molded the suburb into an ideal environment in which to learn, relax, and enjoy a myriad of recreational activities.
ISBN: 9780738516493
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors J.C. (Jim) Tumblin and C. Milton Hinshilwood contribute years of expertise to compile this history of a community filled with natural beauty. Tumblin, who practiced optometry in Fountain City for 46 years, is a member of numerous local historical societies. Hinshilwood served on the Library Board and as president of City Beautiful when he lived in South Pasadena, California. He is also the founding president of the East Tennessee Postcard Club and co-author of Old Los Angeles and Pasadena in Vintage Postcards.
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