Knoxville, 1859, looking southeast towards the Old Courthouse. The long dark-roofed building center left is believed to be the first market house built five years earlier in 1854. McClung Historical Collection.
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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...