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Chattanooga
Chattanooga
is the fourth largest city in Tennessee. Its name comes from Chat-to-to-noog-gee, a Creek word meaning "mountain rising to a point," which refers to nearby Lookout Mountain. The city gained international fame with the 1941 recording of "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.
Transylvania Company
The Transylvania Company
was formed in 1774 to exploit and colonize the area that now comprises most of Kentucky and Tennessee.
Official Symbols of Arkansas
Official Symbols of Arkansas
The Diamond was designated the official state gem by the General Assembly in 1967. Arkansas is the only diamond-producing state in the United States, and in fact has the only active diamond field in all of North America, at the Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro.
David Crockett
David Crockett
Despite having virtually no formal education, "Davy" Crockett was a strong speaker and natural storyteller. He particularly enjoyed telling stories about himself, and was prone to exaggerating his image as an Indian fighter and frontiersman, especially when doing so could earn him "political points."
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
contains the most extensive virgin hardwood and red spruce forests in the United States, as well as some of the oldest mountains on Earth. The forests are "responsible" for the "smoke" for which the park is named.
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