The Carter Mansion on Tennessee’s 1700s Frontier

Written by Ward Weems | Posted on March 20, 2015  |  Permalink

Number 5 in a series of Tennessee State Park History Blogs by Ward Weems.
The Carter Mansion in Elizabethton, Tennessee is an astounding architectural survival of the American frontier. 

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The Ephemeral Season

Written by Randy Hedgepath | Posted on March 19, 2015  |  Permalink

It is spring ephemeral season. That time of the year when wildflowers rush to grow, bloom and store energy for another year. These plants start growing as soon as the days get long enough and the soil temperature is warm enough. 

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Tennessee State Parks to Host Spring Hikes on Saturday, March 21

Written by Shannon Ashford | Posted on March 9, 2015  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on Saturday, March 21. The Spring Hikes will be offered at each of the 56 state parks.

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Tennessee’s Historic River Portage

Written by Ward Weems | Posted on March 4, 2015  |  Permalink

While the Cherokee tribe once dominated much of what is now Tennessee, and likely gave the river and the state their names, by the early 1800s their nation had withdrawn to a core area in southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia. With more population in Georgia by this time, their social, religious, and political gathering places where primarily within Georgia.

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