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25 Years Ago
The 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated in several churches with special events. Radio and TV broadcasts in communities featured students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the preamble. All were invited to participate in some way.
10 Years Ago
Gary Cameron was testing the waters to see about turning his hobby into a countywide project, the Historic Roane Railroad and Roane Train Museum. “Harriman has the strongest railroad heritage in East Tennessee,” said Cameron, whose ambitious undertaking envisioned two railroad preservation projects, one a functioning railroad station featuring both exhibits and an actual train ride for visitors. The other project he envisioned was a museum with model trains and smaller artifacts.
Five Years Ago
Kingston celebrated its 200th anniversary of being Tennessee Capitol for a Day. In a deal with the Cherokee Indians, the government agreed to move the capitol from Knoxville to Kingston in exchange for land. State legislators met in Kingston on Sept. 21, 1807, for two hours, conducting little other business except to decide to reconvene in Knoxville two days later. And the Cherokee and Kingston residents who went into debt to expand their inns and taverns to accommodate the legislators were all taken in by the government.
One Year Ago
Skateboard enthusiasts went before Harriman City Council to ask for a designated area to enjoy their sport. City officials were looking for grant opportunities to build a complex somewhere.