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The Tellico Times

Online Newspaper For Tellico Plains

Vol. 3, No. 6

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June  2001

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News & Events:
Local Racing
Affair At Toqua
Lodge Of The Chief
Sun Myth
Moon Planting

News Briefs
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High Places:
Hiking Citico
Tellico Trails

Campfire Recipes
TN Fishing & Hunting
FS Burn Schedule

Local History:
Affair At Toqua
Tellico History
Coker Creek History
Old Photos

Cherokee History: Legend Of Tsali
Cherokee Myths
The White Chief  Emperor Moytoy
Sun Myth
Lodge Of The Chief

Tellico Schedules
Tellico Scores

Country Roads:
The Old Schoolhouse
Old Christmas
This Old Barn
Candle Making
Moon Planting

Kids Stuff:
Just For Kids Links

Nothing But Net: Computer Links Computer Tips

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Photos by Lady Gadiva

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The mouth of Rabbit Creek on Calderwood Lake. - Photo by William Baker

Calderwood Lake at Rabbit Creek.

Greetings Everyone...Welcome to the tenth issue of The Tellico Times, an online supplement to The Tellico Plains Mountain Press. The Tellico Plains Mountain Press can be accessed at We have had The Tellico Times online for 9 months and we have already had over 13,000 hits. We appreciate all of you looking in, be sure to come back often. We are adding a lot of new content as time goes by. We change something daily and  we post news items as they happen after verifying facts. Be sure to check out the News Briefs page for current news. Please view our Free Classified page and our paid Advertisers pages and the Business Directory. They make it possible for us to bring you the Tellico Times. Page links are on the left of the page.  Check the Community Forum Page for local comments and people wanting information about relatives, and info on Tellico Plains. The Tellico Times is brought to you by Tellico Printing & Tellico Web Design...253-7467. Best viewed at 800 x 600. Also If you need a Web Page or  computer help ... 
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KOA Kampground Grand Opening Friday, June 15th. Congressman John Duncan cutting the ribbon. L-R Bill Stokely, Kay Stokely, Congressman Duncan, Shellie Stokely, Andrea White, Joey Hendrix..KOA Manager.

KOA Kampground Grand Opening &
Ribbon Cutting...Friday, June 15th.

Local News & Events
Watch this section for local news and happenings. Also features on all those local characters that live in and around the area. We hope to include as much coverage on our town and county as possible. We will always give an independent and unbiased viewpoint! Email or contact us anytime.


11th. Annual Conasauga Valley Car Show.

11th. Annual Conasauga Valley Car Show...Held In Rural Vale.

Forest Service Info Page

High Places
This section of the Times will bring you news, photos and information about the Cherokee National Forest and the surrounding natural beauty of Southeast Tennessee. Hiking and camping spots, trail information and hunting and fishing schedules and the weather for the Tellico District. .







June, 30th.
1794 - Battle of Fort Recovery,
1834 - Congress creates Indian Territory. (now Oklahoma)
1859 - Charles Blondin is 1st to
cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1908 - Giant fireball impacts in
Central Siberia. (Tunguska Event)
1940 - US Fish & Wildlife Service established.
1948 - Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced. (Bell Labs)
1950 - Pres Truman orders US
troops into Korea.
1972 - 1st leap second day; also
1981, 1982, 1983, 1985.
1985 - 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut.
1989 - NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam.


Cooling it on Tellico River at the Johnson Mansion... Early 1900's.

Cooling It On Tellico River At The Johnson Mansion. Circa Early 1900's.

Local History
Over the past 12 years the Tellico Plains Mountain Press brought you many history articles and photos from Tellico Plains. In this issue we include an article that was in a past  printed issue: 


Kayaking the Tellico River.

Recreation & Sports

Check here for coverage of outdoor recreation events and Tellico Plains sports and Sequoyah Youth sports. Anyone wishing to submit photos or information or articles, feel free to do so.

Country lane in Ballplay Community.

The Old Schoolhouse

Country Roads

Here we will display photography from along the roadsides of our special part of East Tennessee. Photos depicting the slow paced country lifestyle, things caught in passing on an afternoon drive. Everything from old barns and buildings to those unique road signs that dot the countryside. Things which disappear with every passing year...


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