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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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World's Fair Music

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 . Knoxville has always been a music town, but the 1982 World’s Fair helped finally bring Knoxville…

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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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