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The Tellico Times

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Vol. 4, No. 8

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August 2002

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News & Events:
Solomon's Mine?
John A. Murrell
Vonore Gold
Mud Gap
Rafter Road
River of Dreams
Frog & Speedy
Uncle Clabe

Sun Myth

Osama's Beard
News Briefs
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High Places:
Hiking Citico
Forest Service Page
Tellico Trails

Campfire Recipes
TN Fishing & Hunting
FS Burn Schedule

Local History:
Affair At Toqua
Tellico History

John A. Murrell
 Vonore Gold
 Mud Gap

Coker Creek History
Old Photos

More History

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

Local Racing

Tellico Schedules
Tellico Scores

Country Roads:
The Old Schoolhouse
Frog & Speedy

Old Christmas
Christmas Parade
 Candlelight Walk
 Gallery Walk

This Old Barn
Candle Making
Moon Planting

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Just For Kids Links

Nothing But Net: Computer Links Computer Tips

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Carl Ferguson at age 94.

Carl Ferguson 94 Years Young, at The 2002 Tellico Plains Homecoming.

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.


Grassy Cove near Crossville, TN.

Grassy Cove Near Crossville, TN.

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. .









August 21st.
1560 - Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy.
1841 - John Hampson patents
venetian blind.
1931 - Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR (Yanks beat Browns 11-7)
1953 - Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m.
1963 - Martial law declared in S Vietnam.
1972 - 1st hot air balloon flight over the Alps.
1972 - US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched.
1985 - Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71.
1989 - Voyager 2 begins a flyby of the planet Neptune.
1991 - Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days.
2017 - Next total solar eclipse visible from North America.


A Cherokee log home.

A Cherokee Log Home.

Local History
Over the past 13 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.

Uncle Clabe & The Pant'er
The Old Schoolhouse

Frog & Speedy
River of Dreams

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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