From its marble and textile production booms to its place as the hometown of "Big Orange" football and basketball, Knoxville has been an integral part of the fabric of United States' history. The history of the second-oldest city in Tennessee reflects both a diverse and progressive spirit, and a unique culture that is the foundation of the city's present-day prosperity.
With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by author William E. Hardy, Historic Photos of Knoxville rediscovers the fascinating past of the "Marble City" through nearly 200 rare photographs culled from the Library of Congress, McClung Collection, Tennessee Sate Library, Thompson Collection, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty.
In scenes of events from parades to politics, celebrations to sporting events, the Old City to Neyland Stadium, and much more, Knoxville shines through the decades in glorious black-and-white photography, displayed in a large format.
"I think Knoxvillians are proud of their history and the photographs selected for this book will afford them an opportunity to take a peek back at their rich history" says Hardy. "The images bring a period of the city's history prior to the advent of urban renewal in the 1950s and 60s to life for residents of all ages."... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.