Tennessee Local Customs

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Tennessee Local Customs

  • Music

    Memphis Local Customs

    May is quite possibly the best time to visit Memphis. It's finally warmed up & Memphis in May is back! Memphis in May is a festival we have been celebrating here in Memphis for many years. Each year a different country is selected for us to celebrate. People representing that country are brought to Memphis to share their culture with us. For 2005...

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  • Elvis

    Memphis Local Customs

    Elvis will always be a part of our history, and I remember hearing stories about him, as I was growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. I was just a teenager when I heard the news about his death. I cried. I admired the man for his generous nature and of course, his many talents. I had wanted to see him in concert one day, but I never had the chance. I...

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  • Tennessee Politics In Action

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  • Southern food and its consequences

    I cannot call Southern cuisine healthy. Gravy, breads, deep fried chicken and fish made me gain a few pounds in a couple of weeks. The slow style of life of people from South make them accumulated those pounds with a quick speed, and as a result Tennessee has many obese people. It is sad, but it is a fact.

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  • state symbols

    Tennessee is nicknamed "The Volunteer State".the state motto is: agriculture and commercestate flower is the Iris.state tree is the tulip poplar.state animal is the racoon.the state flag: three stars for the three areas of Tennessee (east, west, middle) in a unifying blue circle on a red field.the state seal: XVI representing Tennessee as the...

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  • Music, Music, Music!

    Note: the photo is really an old poster I had of Elvis as a teenager; yes, I kept it all these years!Music plays a huge role in the lives of people in Tennessee. The state is rich in musical heritage. In East Tennessee, the first settlers descended from England, Ireland, and Scotland. They brought their traditional music and instruments with them....

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  • Three "Black Marks" on the History of...

    Sadly, 3 situations during Tennessee's history make it less than perfect.1. Even though President Andrew Jackson, the "people's president, was for the "common man", it only applied to white men! Andrew Jackson negotiated the Chickasaw Purchase by which the Indians gave up their lands between the Tennesse & Mississippi rivers. While president, The...

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  • Hill People of Tennessee

    The people of Tennessee are diverse, but they all seem to have one common denominator--they are "down-to-earth" and quite friendly.The hill people of eastern Tennessee are no exception to these qualities. They live on small farms and are somewhat isolated because of the mountains. Because of this, they live much as the pioneers of the past. Their...

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  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    In 1933, the United States Government created the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). It's mainly in Tennessee; although it did include parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama.A problem was created when, for years, the forests of Tennessee were cut down to build houses, but no new forests were planted. In...

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  • A "Laidback Way of Life

    Allan and I have played golf and vacationed all over Tennessee, but a place that we've gone back to three times is in the middle section of the state in Crossville at Fairfield Glade Resort. This photograph was taken by my sister-in-law, Jayne, who, along with her husband Ron, stayed with us one time.The thing that we admired about this area of...

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  • Tennessee's Very Own Horse

    "Walkers" originated in central Tennessee and are called Tennessee Walking Horses. They perform an unusual running walk where the horse places its back foot in front of the front hoof print when moving. They are certainly a delight to watch.Walkers come in all colors, but the majority of them are chestnut, bay, sorrel, or roan. Many of them have...

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  • Mawing...

    Weekend... it is noisy... Tell me this and I will answer that people maw backyards! Tennessee climate makes grass grow very fast, so if an owner wants to keep his backyard looking nice, he has to cut the grass once (sometimes more) a week. People are lucky to have mawing machines. Many of them just hire others to cut their grass, so those others...

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  • People in Tennessee are great lovers of...

    The favorable climate of Tennessee with hot days, many rains gives so many opportunaities for flower lovers to spend spare time on flower beds, with pots and soil, or on mawing maching cutting grass in the backyard. I took a picture of one of the biggest plant inside a room which I ever saw. This plant was grown with help of Dee. She is so good...

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  • People in Tennessee are great lovers of...

    You can see the feeding boxes hanging on the trees, houses, special sticks. My neighbour, nice old lady, put seeds to bird's boxes almost every day a week. I see that it is not only hobby or tradition. This process of feeding birds is like a part of her enjoyment of nature. Then people sit down in their chairs on the porch or in the yard waiting...

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  • The dungeon of Tennessee houses

    Once I came to one of the houses, and when owners showed me it, I noticed in the room downstairs PEPSI, peanut butter, creckers. My first thought was that owner forgot about it, so being polite I just kept being quiet. Then in awhile, I have got to know that it is sanctuary in case the hurricane occures.Because the state of Tennessee is a center of...

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  • arts and crafts

    Try to chainsaw a statue, of a bear for instance. No! you had better leave that to the pros. This guy had enough trouble doing his hundreds....We saw this chainsaw modelling at The Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair.There is a summer and a fall show. Both at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.All sorts of arts and crafts are on display.

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  • Get Married

    In Gatlinburg you will find several weddingchapels. It is maybe not the most romantic place to get married, but it sure is convenient.There are several packages, check the websites for more details.The picture shows:Sugarland Wedding Chapel 1100 ParkwayGatlinburg TN 37738 phone: 865-430-1555 http://www.sugarlandweddings.com/

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  • All the tourists think that...

    All the tourists think that they have to walk around in western style shirts, jeans, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats. That's not true!! Just because it's the capital of country music, they still dress like average people.

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  • Same as everywhere...be...

    Same as everywhere...be polite, be kind. When driving on country backroads, try lifting your hand when passing an oncoming vehicle. About half the folks on our road wave at one another as we pass.Rural and small-town Southerners tend to look at each other. If this happens, just smile and say 'Hello.

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  • oh man...dont ever forget this...

    oh man...dont ever forget this one...when ya see a funeral procession heading down the road...ya pull over and stop outta respect..other than that we are all pretty laid back here...you will find most all people are very friendly and will allways be glad to give ya advice on activities etc....oh and wave at the passers by on the road...no flippin...

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  • The people of Tennessee are...

    The people of Tennessee are for the most part the nicest people in the entire country. If you are from a very large city this propose a problem. Do not go into a gas station or grocery store expecting to get ion and out fast, the people will keep you talking to them for ever and like wise the people in front of you. Plan well for long stops at gas...

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  • (New photo from my recent...

    (New photo from my recent trip). In Tennesee, you would have much better chance, in the event of a road emergency and breakdown, of having someone stop and help, than you would in Michigan, my home state. I would say, when traveling, and stopping in gas stations and stores and restaurants, just be polite, and you should have no problems. In small...

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