9780738543000

Limestone, (Tn)

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780738543000

  • ISBN10:

    0738543004

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-20
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $21.99 Save up to $3.84
  • Buy New
    $18.15

    IN STOCK USUALLY SHIPS IN 24-48 HOURS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

In the late 18th century, Limestone, Tennessee, saw a quick succession of fascinating events. Washington College Academy, named after Pres. George Washington, was opened in 1780. In 1786, Limestone was the birthplace of Davy Crockett, America's most famous frontiersman and folk hero, and in 1792, the community's signature stone dwelling, the Colonel Gillespie House, was built. A Civil War battle was later fought in the town. Limestone prospered in the early 20th century as a watering stop for livestock trains but then declined as a rural trading center with the popularity of the automobile. Through fire, floods, war, and economic downturn, this unincorporated community's rural spirit enabled Limestone to successfully meet the needs of its citizens into the 21st century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Davy, Davy Crockettp. 9
It Takes a Villagep. 13
A Walk Downtownp. 37
A Farming Communityp. 55
Education and Religious Lifep. 65
Communication and Transportationp. 75
Overcoming Adversityp. 85
Spare Timep. 93
Washington Collegep. 97
Broylesvillep. 117
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review