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Jack Neely
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Jack Neely

Jack is the Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project, an educational nonprofit whose mission is to research and promote the history of Knoxville. He is a journalist who has been writing about his hometown’s character and heritage for many years. He has written several books about Knoxville and its history, and they can be purchased in various places throughout the city including Union Avenue Books and the Visit Knoxville Gift Shop.

A Guide to the Unique Architecture of World's Fair Park

We take World’s Fair Park for granted, as a venue for concerts and festivals, but next time you’re down there, have a look around. There may be nowhere like it in the world. It’s a pretty extraordinary assemblage of more than a century’s worth of architecture, from mid-Victorian industrial to some…

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Top Historic Experiences in Knoxville

A computer-generated list of Knoxville’s top 10 historical experiences, based on online queries, caught our attention. It’s an interesting list, and would pose a challenge for anyone trying to experience them all in one day or one weekend: Maple Hall Crescent Bend Ramsey House Knoxville Museum of…

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Knoxville’s Suffrage Landmarks

You’ve probably heard a lot about the history of the 19th amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Tennessee played the key role in that Constitutional landmark event. Over the last couple of years, national events have celebrated its centennial. When Tennessee passed it in August of…

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YOU HAD TO BE THERE!

This post is part of a series on the Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair that was held in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more posts and information about events past and present, head to worldsfair40.com . After 40 years, it’s still hard to believe it happened. Even those who don’t remember the 1982…

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The 1982 World’s Fair: 13 Things that Made It Memorable

This post is part of a series on the Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair that was held in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more posts and information about events past and present, head to worldsfair40.com . Forty years ago, Knoxville hosted a world’s fair to highlight ways of dealing with a future with…

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Knoxville Lit

Knoxville has worn lots of hats over the years, from “The Marble City” to “Gateway to the Smokies” to “Home of the Vols.” However, many people around…

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A Walk Around Old Gray

There’s a certain breed of traveler who loves old cemeteries. Knoxville has lots of old burying places, graveyards, churchyards, memorial parks—dozens…

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