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Medal of Honor Heritage Center project bigger than originally projected

Times Free Press

Date: 10/22/2016 9:02:00 PM

Coolidge Park, located on the north shore of the Tennessee River, was established in 1999 in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Charles Coolidge. The project initially called for a 6,800-square-foot, two-story building to honor Coolidge and other Medal of

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Legacy Parks: Best places to see fall leaves in Knoxville


Date: 10/21/2016 2:22:00 PM

Legacy Parks suggests the Lake Shore Loop for a chance to see the beautiful colors reflected in Springs Creek, an inlet of Fort Loudoun Lake. If you take an inland trail, you’ll be surrounded by a lush, wooded area that winds through flat and hilly

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Volunteers sought for Trash for Treats project on Marion's Riverwalk

Southwest Virginia Updated Daily

Date: 10/21/2016 1:28:00 PM

The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable will conduct a Trash for Treats event at the Marion Riverwalk on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. Volunteers will receive a treat bag for picking up a bag of litter

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First new nuclear power plant in U.S. in 20 years goes online

Date: 10/21/2016 1:18:00 PM

In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic

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Tour sailing museums Nina and Pinta at Volunteer Landing


Date: 10/21/2016 12:50:00 AM

On Thursday, replicas of the Pinta and the Nina, two of the ships commanded by Christopher Columbus when he sailed to America in 1492, sailed up the Tennessee River. The ships docked near Calhoun's on the River in downtown Knoxville and are open to the

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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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