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Unitia community lives on in Masonic lodge

Daily Times

Date: 2/20/2017 9:07:00 PM

In the ensuing 30 years, settlers there opened a handful of sawmills along Cloyds Creek, began a ferry service across the Tennessee River, and established a post office. In 1834, the Tennessee Gazetteer newspaper reported that Unitia comprised about “one

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Robert Booker: YMCA provided opportunities for recreation

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 2/20/2017 12:24:00 AM

The highlight of those activities was to go on a hike during the school year. The one I remember most was when 15 or 20 of us walked east near the banks of the Tennessee River to a spot where we roasted wieners. We tied strings around the tops of our Coca

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The Tennessean Hotel to open in Knoxville in April 2017

Date: 2/19/2017 11:07:00 PM

Guests of The Tennessean Hotel can enjoy the city’s exciting and diverse arts, theater and culinary scene, shop in the boutiques of Market Square, take a cruise on the Tennessee River, visit the acclaimed Knoxville Zoo, and take in several historic sites

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New mayors mark 100 days in office

Times Daily

Date: 2/19/2017 10:49:00 PM

I've told them I'm not offended when they stop me from doing something I shouldn't do." Holt, across the Tennessee River in Florence, has similar observations. "For the most part, it is what I expected it would be," Holt said. "There were no big surprises

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Chattanooga History Column: The North Shore's hidden past

Times Free Press

Date: 2/18/2017 9:27:00 PM

They settled into a haphazard encampment along the north shore of the Tennessee River that became known as Camp Contraband. (As property, the African-Americans were considered contraband under the Confiscation Act — thus the name contraband camps

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 360 Miles
• Surface Area: 14,600 Acres
• Volume: 386,500 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 9,555 Square Miles
• Length: 55 Miles
Fort Loudoun Reservoir, located on the Tennessee River at Knoxville, is the uppermost in the chain of nine TVA reservoirs that form a continuous navigable channel from there to Paducah, Kentucky, 652 miles away.

Fort Loudoun Reservoir takes its name from the 18th-century British fort built on a nearby site during the French and Indian War. The fort was named for John Campbell, the fourth Earl of Loudoun, commander of British forces in North America at the time.

Fort Loudoun is a popular recreation destination, known for bass fishing, boating, and birdwatching. The tailwater area immediately below the dam is an excellent site for viewing a variety of waterbirds, including herons, cormorants, gulls, osprey, and bald eagles.

The reservoir is connected by a short canal to Tellico Reservoir on the nearby Little Tennessee River. Water is diverted through the canal to Fort Loudoun for power production. The canal also offers commercial barges access to Tellico without the need for a lock. Barges passing through the Fort Loudoun lock carry about half a million tons of cargo a year.
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