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UT History and East Tennessee Historical Society to Host Inaugural American Revolution on the Tennessee Frontier Symposium

The Inaugural American Revolution on the Tennessee Frontier Symposium

East Tennessee Historical Society

Saturday, April 21, 2018

9:00AM – Noon

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The History Department at the University of Tennessee is partnering with local organizations to host a symposium on the American Revolution on the Tennessee Frontier.

As scholars at the symposium will explore, Tennessee’s rich history is linked to the Revolutionary founding of our nation.  Access to frontier lands and control over Appalachian territories were key factors that caused the Revolution.  The Battle of King’s Mountain involved prominent frontier settlers such as John Sevier.  The peace treaty that ended the war also paved the way for Tennessee to become the 16th state in 1796.

The event will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am to noon at the East Tennessee Historical Society.  Speakers from the Blount Mansion, the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Marble Springs State Historic Site, and the UTK History Department will talk about the Battle of King’s Mountain, John Sevier, William Blount, the Cherokee, and much more.

The event is free and open to the public.  Food and drinks will be served.

For more information, please contact Chris Magra at cmagra@utk.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Blount Mansion, the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Marble Springs State Historic Site, and the UTK History Department.

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