Friday, October 16, 2015

Covering America – block 42 Tennessee

covering america2

This week’s block is Tennessee.

The pattern actually had the bottom right triangle be red and then blue on the bottom left square and it just looked wrong to me so I changed it (and I TOTALLY meant to turn the outer stripes the other way too! when I saw them like that when I sewed the HST blocks together I just stuck them on the outside)

DSCF5195

Here’s some facts about the Volunteer state

Entered Union (rank): June 1, 1796 (16)

The city of Kingston served as Tennessee's state capital for one day (September 21, 1807) as a result of treaties negotiated with the Cherokee Indians. The two-hour legislative session passed two resolutions and adjourned back to Knoxville.

Actress-singer Polly Bergen, from Knoxville, is the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

Tennessee won its nickname as The Volunteer State during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans.

Greeneville has the only monument in the United States honoring both the Union and Confederate armies. It is located on the lawn of the Green County Courthouse.

Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest continuously running live radio program in the world. It has broadcast every Friday and Saturday night since 1925.

Tennessee has more than 3,800 documented caves.

Elvis Presley's home called Graceland is located in Memphis. Graceland is the second most visited house in the country.

Tennessee ties with Missouri as the most neighborly state in the union. It is bordered by 8 states

Coca-Cola was first bottle in 1899 at a plant on Patten Parkway in downtown Chattanooga after two local attorneys purchased the bottling rights to the drink for $l.00.

Tennessee's largest crop is soybean, contributing about 11% to the state's total agricultural receipts. The state is also a leading tobacco producer. Other farming income is derived from livestock and dairy products, as well as greenhouse and nursery products and cotton.

2 comments:

Carol said...

I love all the facts you add for these beautiful blocks. Thanks!

Janet said...

How interesting! I'll have to go back and look at your previous posts covering America.