By Theresa Jensen Lacey
Take a better examine all Tennessee has to supply! This attractive quantity is a treasure trove of interesting evidence, tremendous anecdotes, and weird occasions in Tennessee’s storied background. With approximately 250 pages of interpreting amusement, awesome Tennessee is full of tidbits and stories starting from the impressive to the downright strange. You’ll detect: - Elvis Presley’s maximum boyhood unhappiness - the most important hippie commune in North the United States - the yearly Liar’s Contest - Tennessee counties that disappeared - The world’s longest paper clip chain - The world’s most sensible pecan pie recipe - global documents set by means of Tennesseans - And extra! even if you’re a Tennessee local, transplant, or simply passing via, you’ll by no means examine the Volunteer nation within the comparable approach back!
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He demanded to know if it was true that Rule had written something insulting about him, and Rule replied yes, he had. ” Walker announced. Instead, Rule began to strike Walker with his cane. Drawing his revolver, Walker shot at Rule, who first fell to the ground, then got up and fled to a nearby apothecary. Walker sought out the sheriff and gave himself up. When he was released on bond, he discovered that his bullets hadn’t even struck Rule; the editor had merely suffered from powder burns and had probably fallen down in fright.
Until recently, that would have been the end of the story. Ray, however, began to recant his guilty plea. First he told people he pleaded guilty because he had been framed with overwhelming evidence against him. He felt his family was threatened and feared for the death penalty. As the years dragged on, his incarceration seemed interminable. Then when Ray fell ill from liver disease, his pleas for a new trial and justice began to reach more and more people. , especially one of King’s sons, who went to see Ray.
One of the artifacts is a ladder used by Ray for an escape attempt—said to have precipitated the largest manhunt ever in Tennessee. Also worth a trip is the Franklin County Jail Museum, located in Winchester, with exhibits of Native American artifacts found in the area, Civil War memorabilia, and items from World Wars I and II. Capable of holding sixteen prisoners, the jail operated as such until the 1970s, with the sheriff and his family living upstairs. The Infamous James Gang: A Few Odd Facts Jesse Woodson James: During the 1870s a man calling himself John David Howard lived alternately in Nashville and in Humphreys County.