By Ellen Probert Williamson
We cannot really know what was the first spice known and used by humans, but most authorities on the subject agree that it most probably was cassia or, as it is now known, Chinese cinnamon bark.
Ancient records have proven it was used before 2700 B.C. It is still one of the most important and most widely used of spices today.
Get to know the importance of the “Notable Trees of Tennessee,” an American Museum of Science and Energy of Oak Ridge exhibit featuring photographs of 36 trees selected for the Landmark and Historic Tree Register and
the Champion Tree Program.
The Tennessee Urban Forestry traveling photographic exhibition opens Sept. 16.
The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, established in 1991, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to public awareness and to understanding and improving Tennessee's urban forests.
25 Years Ago
The Harriman City Board of Education approved a dress code for Harriman Middle School that mirrored the high school’s with one exception: shorts just above the knee would be allowed. Hats, sunglasses, vulgar T-shirts and mini-skirts without tights would not be allowed.