Portal talk:Tennessee/Did you know
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Several items that appeared in WP:DYK and could be used here (for example, in place of items that never appeared on the main page):
- ...that Spanish artifacts excavated at Citico, Tennessee suggest that the historic Native American site submerged by Tellico Lake may have been the village of "Satapo" visited by the Juan Pardo expedition in 1567?
- ...that Lois DeBerry is the first African-American woman to be speaker pro tempore of the Tennessee House of Representatives?
- ...that the chairman of the Tennessee House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee, Rob Briley, was arrested for vandalism and driving under the influence of alcohol after a 100 mph car chase?
- ...that the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee is the largest non-casino hotel in the world?
- ...that Nickajack was the name of a proposed neutral state made up of Unionist areas of North Alabama and East Tennessee in the period leading up to the U. S. Civil War?
- ...that bishop William McKendree (1757–1835) earned the nickname "Father of Western Methodism" for his travels through his vast see of Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois?
- ...that the Alvin C. York Institute in Tennessee, which opened in 1929, was established as a private agricultural school by World War I hero Alvin York?
- ...that Tomotley, a Native American historic site in Monroe County, Tennessee, is currently submerged by an artificial lake?
- ...that dozens of tornadoes were produced during a two-day tornado outbreak in 1997, killing at least 27 people in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee?
- ...that Country-comedian and Hee Haw star Archie Campbell's childhood home has been preserved as a "tourism complex and museum" in Bulls Gap, Tennessee?
- ... that Raleigh Springs Mall in Memphis, Tennessee lost three of its four anchor stores (JCPenney, Dillard's and Goldsmith's) all in the same year?
- ... that the first refuge from malaria that residents of Memphis, Tennessee had in 1878 was Kentucky's Louisville and Nashville Railroad Station?
- ... that Tennessee politician Tommy Burnett easily won re-election to the state legislature while he was in U.S. federal prison?
- ... that the neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee surrounding the former site of the Baron Hirsch Synagogue, the largest Orthodox Jewish congregation in the United States, has become a historic district?
- ...that the Cumberland Gap Tunnel between Kentucky and Tennessee replaced a stretch of road that had been called "Massacre Mountain" because of the number of motorists killed there?
- ... that Phoebe Ann Patten, wife of early LDS church leader David W. Patten, served a mission to Tennessee with her husband, an assignment almost unheard of at the time?
- ...that the Paper Clips Project of a small school in Tennessee received over 30 million paperclips from all over the world to honor the victims of the Holocaust?
- ...that the Cherokee Nation was induced to cede large portions of land in Tennessee and Georgia to the United States in the Tellico Blockhouse, Monroe County, Tennessee?
- ... that after serving as a Union Army general during the American Civil War, Joseph Alexander Cooper was enlisted to suppress Ku Klux Klan disturbances in Tennessee?
- ... that after Kent Williams was elected speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, his party expelled him from its caucus?
- ...that the seal emblazoned on the flag of Nashville, Tennessee displays a Native American holding a skull that is believed to be Oconostota, former leading Chief of the Cherokee Nation?
- ... that the Apalachia Dam in North Carolina has an underground conduit carrying water from the dam's reservoir to its hydroelectric powerhouse 12 miles (19 km) away in the neighboring state of Tennessee?
- ... that Dorothy Lavinia Brown (pictured) was the first African American female surgeon in the Southeastern United States and also first African American woman to serve in the Tennessee General Assembly?
- ... that Turkish female aviator Nezihe Viranyalı was educated in civil aviation at the University of Tennessee following an invitation by the renowned American pilot Jacqueline Cochran?
- ...that Smokey was selected as mascot by the University of Tennessee students after a bluetick coonhound howled during a halftime contest?
This is NOT a complete set of the possible candidates.