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Founded in 1802 and named for the biblical land of cedars, Lebanon has been a center for commerce, education, and culture for over 200 years. The rich histories of Cumberland University, Cumberland School of Law, and Castle Heights Military Academy are intertwined with the city. Cumberland University served as Director Headquarters for the Tennessee Maneuvers of the Second Army during World War II. Politicians such as Sam Houston, William Jennings Bryan, and Frank Clement all used the Lebanon Square as a public forum. In fact, Sam Houston began his law career here in 1818. Known as the wool capital of Tennessee for many years, Lebanon was home to the Lebanon Woolen Mills for nearly a century. This strong business tradition continues today. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, founded here in 1969, maintains its national headquarters in the city.
ISBN: 9781467112987
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 203
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historic Lebanon is a nonprofit organization whose mission is the revitalization of Lebanon's Public Square and the surrounding neighborhoods. Educating the public about Lebanon's rich history is part of this mission, and it is in this spirit that Kim Jackson Parks, executive director of Historic Lebanon, undertook the project of writing this book. Cumberland University, the City of Lebanon Museum, and local citizens were all rich sources for the images in the book.
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