General Burnside Asserts Himself Unexpectedly

Image via Wikipedia General Burnside from the American Civil War is most known outside of Knoxville for his famous sideburns. Inside Knoxville he was better known for taking over the town during the war and holding off the confederate attempts to reclaim it. I’d never given him much thought, myself, until recently when he virtually […]

East Tennessee History Fair

East Tennessee, and by extension, national and international history were the focus, particularly around Krutch Park Saturday morning, August 7. Sponsored by the Tennessee Historical Society, there were numerous events, activities and displays offering something for anyone with a passing interest in history. My favorite part of the day was the tour offered by Knox […]