"Belle Isle from Lyons View" by James Cameron, 1859." Born in Scotland, Cameron is regarded as one of the first professional painters in East Tennessee. He settled in Chattanooga and earned a reputation for his detailed panoramic landscapes and other works. Image courtesy Knoxville Museum of Art
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Jack Neely is executive director of the Knoxville History Project. He has become one of Knoxville’s most popular writers and its unofficial historian. Jack is well known for his thoughtful, well-researched, and provocative pieces of long-form journalism, not to mention his books, speeches, and other public appearances...