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Clarksville may have been put on the map as a major tobacco port at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, but ever since the founding of Fort Campbell—home of the 101st Airborne Division—in 1942, Clarksville has expanded rapidly and is currently the fifth-largest city in the state of Tennessee. Reinvention of its historic mainstays, such as Austin Peay State University and the Roxy Theatre, has brought new cultural activity to the area. The Monkees' 1966 hit single "Last Train to Clarksville" was inspired by the local Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot. The Leaf-Chronicle, Tennessee's oldest newspaper, has continued to publish in Clarksville, capturing its endless growth and redevelopment. Today, the tight-knit community continues to uphold its brand as "Tennessee's Top Spot."
ISBN: 9781467113069
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 141
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Angela Rodesky is a professional genealogist, owner of ARodesky Genealogy, and a former president of Montgomery County Historical Society. Rodesky and her family, like many other military families, were welcomed into Clarksville in 2012. Images in this collection belong to the author or were borrowed from businesses, organizations, or community members.
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