The Hidden History of McMinn County: Tales from Eastern Tennessee

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Amid the serenity of McMinn County, in southeast Tennessee, lies a history that has long lain hidden in old newspaper stories, county records and the memories of McMinn's most venerable citizens. The Hidden History of McMinn County is the first-ever collection of articles from the popular regional newspaper column of historian Joe Guy. Here for the first time are little-known tales from a rich heritage that few now remember: the first railroad, the oldest depot, the last public hanging, a countywide election day revolution and shootout that drew national attention, buildings made of bricks that still bear the handprints of slaves, a famous mountain hermit and a court case that doomed an entire Indian nation. Sit back, explore and enjoy the fascinating Hidden History of McMinn County.
ISBN: 9781596293496
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 42
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
A former police officer, deputy sheriff, EMT, SWAT team commander, and detective, Joe Guy is also a renowned regional historian and nationally published author and columnist from East Tennessee. Joe is the author of the successful and respected historical narrative Indian Summer: The Siege and Fall of Fort Loudoun. More recently, he has served as the McMinn County Historian and Assistant to the County Mayor. His regional history column found in several East Tennessee newspapers, “Hidden History,” has proven to be the latest in a line of achievements for Joe.
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